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I'm speaking at UX Cambridge 2018

I'm speaking at UX Cambridge 2018

I’m absolutely delighted to be speaking at this year’s UX Cambridge. After attending the first event in 2011, UX Cambridge has been one of my favourite UX design conferences over the years. This now having the added bonus as I am now a resident of Cambridge since 2015 and I can now walk to the venue.

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Gamification workshop with Anglia Ruskin University's Reactor team

Gamification workshop with Anglia Ruskin University's Reactor team

Next month, I will be running a workshop with Anglia Ruskin’s Reactor team. The ambition of the workshop will be to explore Gamification techniques in order to help solve local problems to Cambridge.

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Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Growing up in a restaurant, I spent a lot of my childhood in our industrial kitchen. Whilst our new home is being renovated, we have been forced to rent a property. Luckily the kitchen in this temporary home is huge, much like the industrial kitchens I am so used to.

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Been A While

Been A While

It has been quite sometime since my last blog post. This has been largely due to some real life changing events in my personal life if I am being honest. Firstly, I went self employed in February of this year (2015). This had been on my mind for a long, long time (4 years to be exact) but only took the plunge this year when things felt right.

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I am speaking at Digital People in Peterborough

I am speaking at Digital People in Peterborough

Been some time since I last blogged. In fact this is the first time this year. It’s been a real busy time for me working with Transport for London. A lot has happened.

So it was with great honour to be invited to talk at “Digital People in Peterborough” event. My talk, “What The Hell Do Users Know - Why we should accept we are all experience designers” will talk about design as a tool for problem solving. I will be giving some examples of my work with TfL and the BBC.

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A New, Exciting Age For DJing

A New, Exciting Age For DJing

I’m a big, big music fan. I first witnessed a rave that had pitched up near my home when I was in my early teens. By lying to my parents that I was staying at A friend’s and my friend doing the same, I went to my first rave, the Pleasuredome at 14 or 15 years of age. Looking back, it was a terrible thing to do that was really irresponsive of kids that should’ve known better.

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One Experience, Many Devices

One Experience, Many Devices

I really am loving the fact we have so many screens to work with and talk of many new ones that are going to come along in the not so distant future. Some of the things we thought belonged only within Minority Report or Bladerunner are slowly becoming part of normal life. Mobile and tablet viewports are now well established alongside the grand-daddy of all screens, desktop. IpTV is now becoming the latest addition to this Galacticos line up of ways we able to interact with data that is now being piped to these devices quicker than we could have imagined.

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Product Launch Time

Product Launch Time

After one year of hard work and extensive testing, it was great to finally see my work come to fruition. Today, the team and I presented our re-designed iSite product to 60+ BBC stakeholders.

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UX Project Kick Off

UX Project Kick Off

Sometimes when you start a new project that has been on the cards for a while it is difficult to know where to start. Lots of upfront talk and the slow build of expectation and when you finally get around to looking at it in depth you simply can not find an ideal starting place.

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Component Driven Design & Guidelines

Component Driven Design & Guidelines

Over my career, I have come across hundreds of guidelines. In fact, I have written a fair few of them myself- both for the web and for print. They are a great way of setting down standards and best practices. Although, I have seen some really well written and researched guidelines come to absolutely nothing due to its timing and execution. Recently, I was entered into a debate about style guides.

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