So much more than calls & texts — how mobiles are being used in Diffa, NigeriaRead more "Linked"
Designing a fashion website
To say that fashion websites are a bit out of my comfort zone is a definite understatement. For all that I’ve occasionally been accused of being stylish (rarely, I might add, and mostly in the overcoat department), understanding the fashion audience is a difficult intuitive leap for someone whose usual choices revolve around two questions: a) will it fit […]Read more "Designing a fashion website"
Service design conference
At the beginning of February I started a bit of a career shift. From spare-time designer and full-time web editor, to full-time designer. My new job meant I moved halfway across the country to Lancaster (aka the Frozen North), for a job in Academia — at a design research centre called Imagination. Yes, a designer for designers, aka a glutton for punishment. Now […]Read more "Service design conference"
Well, hello there! Long time no see. Yeah. Sorry about the year-long hiatus, I had to get some stuff sorted out. Anyway, I’m now living in Lancaster in the UK’s frozen North (winter is coming), and I have a job as an actual designer! How exciting. I’ll update you on some of the projects I’ve been working on in […]Read more "We promise"
I had a great time this weekend at hack4good London. Ended up working on a project for International Medical Corps UK, who needed a system developing that would help those affected by disasters and conflict report problems on the ground. As people affected by disasters could have limited access to technology — even basic stuff like something to write with […]Read more "#hack4good London"
Who has the best chance of understanding infographics?
This was the question my dissertation ended up answering. It wasn’t necessarily the question I started with, but hey, that’s science. Or something like it. The answer is (depending on the type of infographic): A man of above average numeracy with a doctoral-level degree between 45 and 54 years old. Apart from this singularly unhelpful caricature, this is what else I found. […]Read more "Who has the best chance of understanding infographics?"
Getting transport right for young people
Here are two infographics I did for a report into ‘Why getting transport right matters to young people’ by the Campaign for Better Transport. The first highlights the discrepencies in the number of local authorities offering cheaper bus fares to disadvantaged groups: people who are young and unemployed, compared with people who are disabled and older people. The […]Read more "Getting transport right for young people"
The No Smoking Day game
As the digital lead for No Smoking Day 2013, I got to commission something I have never commissioned before — an online game. No Smoking Day is a tricky prospect. It doesn’t have the freedom of other no smoking campaigns to berate and bully smokers into becoming non-smokers — quite the opposite. The mandate of No Smoking Day is […]Read more "The No Smoking Day game"