Monthly archives: February, 2010

Windows Mobile 7 the “meh” release.

Look, I’m going to be that guy that doesn’t give a 100% positive review on the newest Microsoft toy, and its not that I hate its existence in favour of the iPhone (I honestly couldn’t care either choice), its for me a little bit of a disappointment. When I first saw the early specs of…




Context and Experience Matters.

Hold your hats folks, I’m about to praise Adobe and yes I’m now a confused UX soul as a result of it. What has got me all hot and bothered in the right way about Adobe, is the Adobe.TV site, as for me it just brought something to life in which I was often quite…




Future UX showreels.

There is something important you must do, in that if you are a regular reader of my blog and often read my rants about how UX this and UX that, then you need to get to the core of why I exist in this space. Grab a beer, wine, Red Bull whatever your liquid of…


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Can you mix UX with Agile?

I’ve not decided yes or no on that question, I’ve read a lot in the past few months on the topic and I’m still not convinced or swayed either way. Here’s my open transparent written exploration of how I am navigating this concept. UX Design vs UI Design. Its important to split a hair on…




Multi-touch VJ..err..DJ…err..nevermind.

I’m about 10 days out until I get my hands on my multi-touch monitor from Dell. As a result of this long wait, I’m just exploring the web tonight to see what’s out there in multi-touch land. I came across this video via vimeo (which can I just say is where all the creative people…


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FUI – Igniting the Fantasy User Interface spark.

  Introduction Every single time I’ve been given a brief to design something, I often will browse the internet for inspiration, in that I just need something to help nudge me into the direction of an idea. I also constantly keep mug shot’s of user interfaces that I often enjoy interacting with or spot parts…


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My Slides: Microsoft UX: What Just Happened

I’ve been travelling around Australia in the past few weeks talking about Microsoft UX and essentially “What Just Happened”. I’ve uploaded my slides to slideshare.com (though they don’t animate, booo hiss..) but none the less they are there for those who may have attended my presos to look at. The “What Just Happened” title came…




DataGrids are the safety blanket for bad design.

I’m constantly in and out of meetings with developers who are making some pretty intense Silverlight based solutions. It’s exciting and irritating at the same time to see them having all the fun in Silverlight and all I do is give advice etc on how to fix X or approach the product from Y lense….



Microsoft Innovation. If it falls, does it make a sound?

New York Times has kicked up some serious dust in the Microsoft ethos around whether or not the company does innovate. I often have found myself at a cross-roads of agreeing and/or disagreeing with people like Dick around the term “innovation”. I say this as I pretty much agree with Dick’s arguments in the NYT,…