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The airline safety video gets a double espresso.

The airline safety video gets a double espresso.

Published on: Nov 08 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Even if you have never been on a flight, I expect you know how the usual safety briefing and video goes. In an effort to actually attract flyers attention, Virgin...
7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook. Alternative title: “Internalize your locus of control, author-dude.”

7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook. Alternative title: “Internalize your locus of control, author-dude.”

Published on: Oct 29 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Many people find FaceBook annoying, but often lay the blame with someone else. It can’t possibly be their fault their news feed is filled with pointless updates,...
The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm

The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm

Published on: Oct 25 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
The life cycle of twitter outrage has been neatly laid out by BuzzFeed, all 29 stages of it. I won’t spoil the enjoyment of enjoying how a storm evolves by...
London band Vigilante Brass cover’s Muse’s Knights of Cydonia

London band Vigilante Brass cover’s Muse’s Knights of Cydonia

Published on: Oct 24 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Describing themselves as a “brass ensemble with a raucous blend of rock, pop and drum n’bass tunes”, London based Vigilante Brass have posted one...
Accepting the risk of failure doesn’t excuse a lack of preparation

Accepting the risk of failure doesn’t excuse a lack of preparation

Published on: Oct 24 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Erika Hall has written an opinion piece for Wired challenging the acceptance of failure in modern business, particularly in new start-ups. That kind of thinking...
The pen is mightier in the phone

The pen is mightier in the phone

Published on: Oct 24 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Do more people carry mobile phones than a pen? Do you need to carry both? Worry no more with the JackPen From www.etre.com/blog/2013/10/jackpen/
Advertising an illusion

Advertising an illusion

Published on: Oct 24 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
A new advert for Honda exploits many classic visual optical illusions very effectively. From mashable.com/2013/10/22/honda-uk-ad/
The psychological basis for UI design rules

The psychological basis for UI design rules

Published on: Oct 16 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I came across a presentation by Jeff Johnson (Principal Consultant at UI Wizards) from 2008 discussing rules to user interface design
Plain English for international readers

Plain English for international readers

Published on: Oct 16 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
The team developing the visit visa service at gov.uk recently blogged about some testing with international users over a screencast which gave them some great insights...
TechCrunch assesses the future of the local library

TechCrunch assesses the future of the local library

Published on: Oct 14 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
MG Siegler, a general partner at Google Ventures, has written a piece for TechCruch considering the viable future of the local library, a subject which can polarise...