Blog Archives

    2021

  1. Writing cadence

    Slowing down to speed up

  2. Daily journaling

    The benefits of gratitude journalling.

  3. Design for when it goes wrong

    Brand loyalty can be made when things go wrong as well as right.

  4. The dangers of one-sided spec work

    How to make software projects succeed through collaboration, exploration and education.

  5. Getting unstuck

    How exercise and changing context can help.

  6. UX: User experience or user exploitation?

    User experience and design ethics

  7. Make things online as simple as they need to be

    Not everyone accesses the web on equal footing, so check what you make.

  8. User Research - Interview Question Tips

    Notes on asking good questions in a user interview scenario

  9. User Research - Overview

    Bite-sized notes from a user research talk

  10. 5 principles for a better first draft

    Things I have found that help my writing.

  11. The power of positive feedback

    Make more effort to show and keep positive feedback - a little goes a long way

  12. Daily practice and trusting yourself

    How showing up without expectation can help you move forward.

  13. How to become a better designer

    Level up as a designer through copywork and remixing ideas.

  14. Doomscrolling and the rise of personal blogs, newsletters and podcasts

    Musings on the platforms through which we consume information and news.

  15. On kindness, self and others

    Connect and help others in small ways in these strange times

  16. Battle of the text editors - iAWriter and Bear - which should you use?

    An overview of two writing apps detailing their best features and how I like using them

  17. Dealing with the dark days

    Getting over the lack of light in the winter

  18. Show your Work and Keep Going

  19. Start your work day on cheat mode

    Working late can be detrimental after a long day - clear note taking and a fresh brain the next day help you solve many problems.

  20. It's OK to fail new year resolutions

    Go easy on yourself and your own self expectations

  21. Rediscovering a love of board games

    Rekindling a love of gaming in pandemic times

  22. How to level up your artistic talents

    How regular practice and working in public can help you improve your skills fast

  23. Fathom: the best alternative to Google Analytics

    Why I switched to Fathom Analytics

  24. 2020

  25. Building an effective writing and note-taking system using Bear

    Blog post: how I improved my writing and productivity using an easy 3 step process to help avoid writers block

  26. 2019

  27. Making remote work work

    Tips on making the best of remote work.

  28. UXCampBrighton 2019 roundup

    Notes about UXCampBrighton and the talks I went to

  29. Talk - Giving and receiving design feedback - UXCampBrighton 2019

    A quick recap video of the talk I gave at UXCampBrighton 2019

  30. 2018

  31. Talk - Running Design Discovery workshops

  32. Using animation for web UI

  33. Side project - My Next Bus

  34. 2016

  35. Favourite Sketch shortcuts

  36. Establishing a regular run

  37. Jekyll blogging from iOS

  38. Useful Git commands for (code-savvy) designers

  39. Eliminating distractions as a generalist

  40. Dealing with information overload in an always connected world

  41. Using analytics to make web development decisions

  42. Making the most of the commute

  43. Chasing Success

  44. Effective Wireframes talk - UXBrighton June 2016

  45. UX Camp Brighton 2016

  46. 2015

  47. woodland abstracts

  48. What I've been reading and listening to in May

  49. Long exposure photography with the Triggertrap shutter release

  50. DIY lo-fi photo gallery

  51. IKEA sit stand desk - initial thoughts after a few weeks

  52. 2014

  53. Inspiration at Birdie Conf 2014

  54. Some thoughts on remote working

  55. Lego VW Camper van

  56. Deploy your code the painless way

  57. 2013

  58. Street photography in Soho and Covent Garden with the Fuji X-E1

  59. Street photography on the southbank with the Fuji XE1

  60. Lake District Photography with the Fuji X-E1

  61. 2012

  62. Coastal Walk

  63. Musings on implementing a recent responsive design

  64. Featured in dot net magazine responsive design gallery

  65. Tips for designing and developing around content in the browser

  66. Starting out with Street Photography - becoming fearless

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