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Going solo

As of Tuesday I took the decision to no longer be Creative Director at Un.titled. It was a really hard decision to make, but I’ve decided I want to set up shop on my own with a little studio called Alloneword...

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How to use Google Analytics to improve UX

The more and more the web progresses, so does a person’s expectation of a website and what it should do for them. While we of course want our websites to look good, we also need to ensure we are giving our users what they want and how they want it, and one way to do this is by looking at our website’s analytics, to see what users are actually doing…

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Why you need to treat your website like a member of staff

Driving to a client meeting yesterday I was pondering, as I often to on the way to these sorts of things, what it means to be a website and the overarching attributes it might need to consider. This particular drive I started to think about the term 'brochure' site, which gets thrown around from time to time...

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10 Guiding Principles of User Experience

They say good typography is invisible, because a reader looking at a well crafted and set typeface will only see the word itself, and not even give a moment’s thought about the fact they are looking at individual letters or a font. If we think about a digital interface in the same way, we start to consider how we present content and functionality logically, as the user shouldn’t really be thinking about what a button or input field is, or even that they are on a website at all. They should just be allowed to achieve what they wanted to do, read your content, and go on with their day...

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I am not my job

Inspired from a tweet by the human swear box that is Scott Riley, I wanted to share some photos from a lovely weekend we had. The part Scott's thought plays in this is that this weekend really emphasised something I already know to be true, that as much as I love my job, design, UX, and the web, it's not what I want to define me. Not really.

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Asking the right questions

Part of being a good UX designer isn't having the right answers, its about asking the right questions. Knowing what the questions are will lead to moulding the design from a ill defined shape, to a considered and appropriate product.

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New beginnings

I'm excited to announce that as of 2nd March, I'll be joining the guys over at Absolute Design as the Senior UX Designer. I'm sad to be leaving Un.titled as I've made some great friends and learnt a lot in terms of front-end dev. I've always wanted to work at Un.titled, ever since I first encountered them around eight years ago, so I feel really lucky to have finally achieved that dream.

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A new approach (part 1 of 2)

In the last four years, my process toolkit of how I approach building web experiences has grown. Massively. Everything from client inclusion exercises, to learning Twig and Sass, I'm really happy to see a lot there.

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One team – shared ownership

Historically with customers and service providers, the relationship was perceived to be just that, the customer is just the customer and the one bringing the money to the table, so therefore all the effort, problem solving and responsibility lay with the service provider.

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