When I talked about Nonsense

Introduction to email marketing [video]

November 29, 2017 2:38 pm
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The above video is a 45 minute plus introduction to email marketing. This was screen recorded along with the live audio of a presentation I gave at the company I work at. This video was for these “Library Sessions” that we run. These are supposed to be 10 minute micro-teaches... View Article

Are share buttons effective anymore?

November 20, 2017 10:37 am
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Following on from my recent post on performing UX research quickly is another example of performing this methodology to unearth a finding that I couldn’t prove. This time I turn my attention to social media share buttons. This is a topic that has already been well trodden, and they have proved... View Article

Twitter’s other problem

May 6, 2017 9:26 am
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No, not the gangs of digital haters trolling everyone. I’m talking about Twitter ads: they are just terrible. How is it that Twitter have the access to all my tweets and yet all I mostly see are ad’s for PPI or gambling? I literally never talk about that. I do not... View Article

UX writing for chat bots and assistants

May 4, 2017 2:23 pm
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During an over email work discussion with a colleague, I was asked what my thoughts are on the following links Are UX writers the next big thing? Building Chatbots: Everything you need to know I encourage you to read those links. But in a nutshell my thoughts are: Are “UX... View Article

What am I asking the machine to do?

April 12, 2017 12:20 pm
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The desktop paradigm for all its skeuomorphism still had a learning curve when first encountered by a user. The user had to learn it interpret how to do certain tasks, clicking to open files etc. But once the basics were grasped the construct of that language fell away. It’s why... View Article

Facebook Flagging Fake News as Disputed

March 7, 2017 1:24 pm
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From The Next Web: “Following up on its promise from December, Facebook has begun to flag fake news stories on news feeds in the US. Questionable stories may now show a “disputed” tag underneath, with a link to a source countering the article’s claims. Facebook said it works with ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck, Snopes,... View Article

Permission Marketing and Ad Blocking

January 4, 2017 2:24 pm
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From 4 badass ways digital media can beat ad blockers (The Next Web): Browsing the Web without advertisements is nice. No obnoxious popups stealing your screen. No autoplaying videos slowing down page load times. And no creepy invasion of privacy. In fact, 89 percent of people who install adblocks do it to improve... View Article

Is this good?

October 27, 2016 1:19 pm
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Would I use this? Would other people use this? Would I and most other people use it more than once? Ask yourself those three questions with every project. If you can honestly answer yes to all three you could be onto a real winner. If you can honestly answer yes to... View Article

The Dancing Cat and Bin Cat Experience, featuring Example video

September 6, 2016 10:22 pm
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To celebrate/test the fact that I’ve done some fiddling about on this website and created myself a video header I’ve decided to try it out by uploading a cat video, located above. Apparently that’s what the Internet is all about. I’m here to service those needs. An interpretation of the... View Article

How I learn

August 9, 2016 10:33 am
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I learn how to do things by doing that thing. I get frustrated when people say “I want to do this” or “I’m going to learn how to do this” (usually followed by inaction). Often as people we have a tendency to think that by talking about doing something we’ll... View Article