Category: Opinion

Designing for fluency – Part 2

Design, Experience, Interaction Design, Opinion, UX

Fluency, cognitive choreography and designing better workflows If you’ve read part 1, you’ll know all about what Fluency is and how understanding it subtly, but importantly, changes the way you think about usability.  Now I’d like to take this one step further by introducing a couple of other concepts from Kahneman’s book on...

Designing for fluency – Part 1

Design, Experience, Interaction Design, Opinion, UX

From the new psychology of Fluency to useability, beauty and beyond Having had a background in (proper) psychology, before emerging as a designer, I’ve often been dubious about the value of this fascinating ‘science of the mind’ for the practice of design.  Every now and then, you’ll hear some strained...

Musical interactions – part 2

Design, Opinion, UX

I was really (pleasantly) surprised to get so much audience participation and questioning after my talk at the Digital Brand Jam event at Brunel - especially after I shot down on one of the questions around music industry, and how easy it was to distribute these days. The questions were...

When it’s all a little too perfect

Design, Opinion, UX

At some level almost every presentation we make is an interpretation of the facts that we are presenting. Even when we present all of the data, the way in which we present it will usually betray some level of bias, and certainly when we begin to abstract data we exclude...

Whichever way the wind is blowing

Experience, Opinion

When it comes down to flexibility and adaptability, the British wardrobe is a thing of beauty. Not for us the predictable lightweight sunshine wardrobe of the Californian, confident that every day will be as warm and sunny as the last. Nor the clear cut seasonal wardrobe of the Scandinavian; plenty...