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Arcade Coffee Table: I had a dream

November 10, 2017 10:55 pm
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I can’t remember when it was. It was at some point. I know it had to be some point in time. Dates aren’t important. Maybe was like a year ago?  Two? Go with that. Two years ago* I had an idea and an epiphany. Had I had this idea for... View Article

UX research doesn’t have to take ages

November 10, 2017 11:43 am
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Often, it can seem like the process to validate a hypothesis within your UX research can take a while. The back and forth of a project management system, discussion with client, sign off, research implementation, produce results. However, if we work quickly and take advantage of available resources within our... View Article

SceneKit dynamic objects not obeying physics

July 21, 2017 8:40 am
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I recently spent a good few nights struggling with an issue in a SceneKit app I’m toying around with. The scene was rather simple. I created a set of planes programmatically , positioned one after the other creating a 10×10 grid and a gravity field to suck them up like... View Article

I made a PiGrrl

May 20, 2017 12:43 pm
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The PiGrrl is a Raspberry Pi based version of the classic Nintendo Gameboy. Capable of  playing classics all the way up to the 16 bit era thanks to the tweaks provided by 3d printed case (and then the PiGrrl is really only constrained by the available input options). The underlying... 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

Quick reminder for CSS variables

May 3, 2017 9:15 am
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CSS variables or CSS Custom Properties are apparently here with enough support that we can start using them in production if we are clever with our fallbacks for IE. Here is a quick reminder as to how we can use them.

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April 21, 2017 2:55 pm
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Voice Optimisation And Chat Bot Reading List

April 19, 2017 2:43 pm
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Just a list of articles I’ve recently read about voice optimisation, chat bots that sort of thing. Maybe you’ll find it interesting, maybe you won’t, but I’ll definitely not have lost this list of links. And really, that’s the important thing for me.

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