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Earlier this year myself and another neighbour started an initiative in our neighbourhood. The idea was pretty simple – we wanted to close the road for an hour a month to let residents come out and enjoy the open space. It is not a new initiative by any stretch of the imagination – it is ...continue reading "Behavioural change through playing out"

I had the privilege to present a tutorial/talk at UX Cambridge 2015 with Boguslawa Kaplan about the importance of language in UX. Boguslawa is a professional interpreter. Interpreters have an impressive working memory as they interpret on the fly. The skill is truly impressive and one, which has much overlap with user research. Thus I ...continue reading "Lost in translation"

These four topics are not often used in the same sentence. In fact, these communities rarely meet. The EcoViz Tansley workshop brought people together to discuss how the Biodiversity and Climate Change communities can use visualisation and UX. It was fascinating hearing directly from the scientists and domain experts about the challenges they face when ...continue reading "Biodiversity, climate change, information visualisation and UX"

A few years ago I undertook some user research for a project aimed at helping seniors make the most of mobile technology. It was a fun project because I researched a group that I had not come across in my professional UX career, namely seniors. We interviewed a handful of seniors in a local independent ...continue reading "Designing for seniors"