Tips for young designers (or young people in any career)

Tips for young designers (or young people in any career)

Published on: 09 Jun 2016 by Tom - Leave a Comment
David Airey’s blog has a nice excerpt from small NYC based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh’s answers page. The section on advice for students...
Two new old tools – Mindmup and Tricider

Two new old tools – Mindmup and Tricider

Published on: 08 Sep 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Here’s two free online tools which do something you’d usually have to pay for. They’re not new, but they’re new to me.: Brainstorming/mindmapping/cloud...
Roads that wirelessly charge electric cars

Roads that wirelessly charge electric cars

Published on: 05 Sep 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Here’s an ambitious forward thinking project – cables under roads which can generate a field which is picked up by a special coil built into electric...
What time does your website close?

What time does your website close?

Published on: 01 Sep 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
The Local Government Association has complied it’s list of the 10 most bizzare calls councils have received in the past year. While many people can be suprised...
Telling people’s stories by letting them tell it themselves.

Telling people’s stories by letting them tell it themselves.

Published on: 31 Aug 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
So much of work within a communications team is about telling a story – using it to show or reinforce a connection between a person and and someone or something...
(Very) Honest webdesign feedback.

(Very) Honest webdesign feedback.

Published on: 16 Aug 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
How can you get really honest feedback about your website or digital project? Richard Littauer realised that when he gets drunk, he gets very honest, and it turns...
Don’t be offended if I’m not offended.

Don’t be offended if I’m not offended.

Published on: 13 Aug 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
New York designer SwissMiss posted an interesting video about being offended – how the ability to be offended is a relatively recent privilege for the masses,...
The best design is invisable

The best design is invisable

Published on: 10 Aug 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
When something has been designed exceptionally well, you shouldn’t notice “the design”. You should be using a service which just works, not fighting...
Great design doesn’t need to “wow”

Great design doesn’t need to “wow”

Published on: 22 Jul 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Another post about good design. It doesn’t need to “wow” its audience, good design works. And it may look boring or dull, but if it allows people...
Analog tools to help you design

Analog tools to help you design

Published on: 21 Jul 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
In a digital world where you can be overwhelmed with online services to help wireframe, brainstorm and project manage, it’s nice to see some attention being...