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

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

Published on: Jun 09 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...
Roads that wirelessly charge electric cars

Roads that wirelessly charge electric cars

Published on: Sep 05 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...
(Very) Honest webdesign feedback.

(Very) Honest webdesign feedback.

Published on: Aug 16 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...
The best design is invisable

The best design is invisable

Published on: Aug 10 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: Jul 22 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: Jul 21 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...
The value in what’s free or hidden

The value in what’s free or hidden

Published on: Jun 25 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve spent my career in the charity and public sector, where services are often offered to those in need for free at the point of delivery. This can present...
Digital services – doing the hard work for you.

Digital services – doing the hard work for you.

Published on: Jun 15 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
One of the more ambitious design principles of the the Government Digital service is number four: Do the hard work to make it simple. But it’s not all about...
Presenting practical presentations

Presenting practical presentations

Published on: Jun 14 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
“Death by powerpoint” is a phrase I’ve heard from someone at some point wherever I’ve worked. Hopefully if you work at GDS, or spend a lot...
Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Published on: Oct 20 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve been meaning to recommend the BBC Digital Human radio show and podcast since my wife found it a few weeks ago and it’s one of those programs that...