Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance
We work on a lot of digital projects - many for our clients and some for ourselves. We regularly face new challenges and changes in technology that, once surmounted, pave the path to new creations, solutions, and deeper understanding. Our blog is our outlet for sharing some of that knowledge. Fuelled by curiosity, a desire to understand and – where possible – answer some of the problems we and our clients face.
There is one book that everyone who is interested in usability should read, and that is “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug.
As a small design team, we have previously never felt the need to create a framework for our wireframing process. Instead, we have opted to create bespoke wireframes per project, allowing designers total freedom to explore the wireframing approach based specifically on the needs of an individual projects brief.
As a designer I have an interest in perception - not specifically from a visual design point of view, but more the cultural differences in the perception of everyday objects, the spaces we occupy and how we interact with them ...
Elegance and ease of use are often down to simplicity, not just in terms of design and aesthetics, but also features and functions. If a product only has a few features it’s usually easier to understand and operate ...
How to choose consistent brand colours? Should we be aiming for consistency across print and screens or choosing colours that work best for each?
We recently designed and built a data portal which collects disaggregated data from multiple sources from 40 countries for Leonard Cheshire and The Department for International Development. This data is presented on the portal in a series of visualizations across 16 development indicators, grouped into the four themes of inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination.
Now that Sketch supports colour management, should we be turning on colour management? A dive into colour management, profiles and what this means for the web
Hansel and Gretel used breadcrumbs to find their way out of the deep dark woods. But what if they’d have teleported straight to the witch's house?