This article is about design consultancy. It's about wrangling that client who uses empty sentences like, "We want a snappy, simple experience," or, "It should be on brand and should really pop." It's about commanding the room and setting a vision before moving on to wireframes and pixels.
In a bid to add more capability to our already excellent Client Services team, we have recruited Sarah Hunt to the position of Studio Manager.
Sarah… Read morehas 20 years’ experience of production management in marketing and design environments and has used this to great effect already at dna. So, being a bit of a right and left brained thinker, she is happiest with a working day that includes a good measure of order and process, combined with a splash of creativity too. When she’s not at work she also loves getting out and about and enjoying the Devon coast and countryside. Sarah is a very able conduit between clients, suppliers and the studio so, if you have a project underway with us at the moment, you may be hearing from Sarah shortly!
In a bid to add more capability to our already excellent Client Services team, we have recruited Sarah Hunt to the position of Studio Manager. Sarah has 20 years' experience of production management in marketing and design environments and has used this to great effect already at dna.
The company: A top 10 branding agency with a lovely team of multi-cultured and award-winning Designers situated within one of the most iconic cities of west Europe. Their approach to design is very warm, engaging and thought-provoking.
CREATE BRITAIN is back! This time, join us at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013for a one-off live special event with one of the UK's most successful Hospitality Interior & Architectural Designers and star of Chanel4's 'Four Rooms' Shaun Clarkson Save the date Wednesday, May 22nd from 1pm - 2pm The Farmiloe Building34 St.
Lead UX Designer | Global Luxury Brand | London Â£ Competitive | Permanent This global luxury brand is looking for a talented Lead UX Designer to take up a vital role in the UX team, working on various projects across the business. What?
It’s easy to solve the wrong problems. Good design relentlessly questions assumptions and reframes the problem to be solved. We know this, and yet, HOW to actually reframe a problem is missing from our conversations.
In this session, Stephen P. Anderson will share tips that have helped him cut through the noise of requests and requirements, to focus on the real problem(s) to be solved. Specifically, you’ll pick up ways to see a problem from different perspectives, ways to ask why, how to draw upon seemingly unrelated experiences, how to separate real from perceived constraints, and most importantly, ways to keep yourself in check, so as not to solve the wrong problem (or if you do, you do so intentionally, for a strategic purpose!).
Whether you’re designing strategies or screens, you’re sure to pick up a few new mental hacks that… Read moreyou’ll no doubt use on a daily basis.
Remember jQuery 2013?? – a great event for education, training and a bit of fun too!! Well, our work on the jQuery website has been selected… Read moreand now featured on CSS Awards website. CSS Awards select the best websites developed with CSS from around the world. The awards are given to only the best designers, agencies and bloggers … that say’s it all really doesn’t it! We’re really proud of being featured and it would be great to be one of the favorites – so here are the links before I go into the outline of the site.
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The site is themed Alice in Wonderland. It is beautifully illustrated by Sophie Klevenow and uses CSS animations on every page to promote the jQuery UK 2013 conference, workshops and hack day. I particularly enjoyed the fish jumping out of the river. And finally…. continuation of the theme, with white rabbit footprints scampering through Oxford, produced some final fun coverage from The Oxford Times. But can I find the link!*! Must go. I’m late, I’m late I’m late! Related Posts:Lambeth Library Challenge shortlisted for Nominet AwardsRising stars at jQuery UK 2013Want to come to jQuery UK for free?jQuery Conference, Eventbrite feesAll Your Base 2012: a DB conference for web devs
Remember jQuery 2013?? - a great event for education, training and a bit of fun too!! Well, our work on the jQuery website has been selected and now featured on CSS Awards website. CSS Awards select the best websites developed with CSS from around the world.
Good News! Lambeth Council have been shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013 with their Lambeth Library Challenge . These are annual… Read moreawards aiming to raise the awareness of organisations that are making a difference on, or through, the internet. We’re very proud of getting so far. It would be great to win – so I thought I’d lead with the links and voting information and then outline why the Lambeth Library Challenge is worthy of the trophy.
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Lambeth Council wanted to create a tool that would help to build a more equal relationship with their residents and give them genuine influence on how library budgets were spent. The tool needed to appeal to all ages and had to educate residents about the choices to be made around the library budgets. It needed to work on desktops, tablets and, in particular, mobiles. We created an online budget tracker that would allow users to decide how much they wanted to spend. We decided on a pop-up book theme for the app. For each area of budget we commissioned fantastic animated illustrations so that as users choose more spend for an area more items pop up in the open book. It’s a real joy to play with. Simply put, the tool has changed how the council engages with residents and the results are very strong, with average time on the tool of over 7 minutes, with 50% of all visitors completing! The tool has helped to show Lambeth as a modern council who is honest and open about the challenges faced. Read full case study
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Good News! Lambeth Council have been shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Awards 2013 with their Lambeth Library Challenge . These are annual awards aiming to raise the awareness of organisations that are making a difference on, or through, the internet. We're very proud of getting so far.
Adam Mosseri from Facebook talks about relying too heavily on data when making product design decisions. Sure, data should inform our decision but there's other factors to take into account, like product strategy where real innovation can cause disruption that, in turn, can cause a dip in metrics.
"I love the educational atmosphere. It's great to learn from folks who are eager to learn themselves. Their ability to relate their experiences to the course material was really effective." - Jason Goldman, Google