Design Reboot: 10 things to help you kick-start UX in your organisation

Ten things I did in the first two months in our SQL Tools division over on the Red Gate UX Blog. At my first meeting with James, our division head, I asked him what my priorities should be. His response: “You need to get UX working again.” In lots of ways this was quite an exciting …

Piping Statuses Around: My top 3 online social media tools

Over the past 8 months I’ve been dedicating more time to developing my online social networks in meaningful. I’m quite satisfied with the results: traffic on my blog is up and growing steadily, Twitter follows are at an interesting conversational level and my LinkedIn groups have around 400 people in total. Lately though I realised …

More about the Safari 4 Beta

Two weeks ago I wrote down my first impressions upon downloading the Safari 4 Beta. Over the past 15 days I’ve used Safari in parallel for almost everything I normally do with Firefox. So here’s a more detailed review of where the beta currently stands. The Good The very fact that I did manage to …

Colour Palette Simplicity

Just came across ColorBlender.com. It’s a pretty cool and simple tool to help you get started with developing a colour palette for your design work. I’m not sure what algorithm or logic it’s based on but whatever it is it seems to work. You typically get a nice mix of low- and high-contrast colours and …

OpenCoffee Before LeWeb

Some guy dug this up from last year’s OpenCoffee event in Paris. (Have a look at the whole set here.) The guys at OpenCoffee Paris are doing it again this year and looks like it’s shaping up to be a great pre-conference event. (Register here.) I promise to use my phone less this year and …

Resistance to change (Gmail themes)…

Google added a themes feature today to their Gmail (Beta – whats that about huh?) service. Well. I don’t like it just because it confused the hell out of me when I signed in to my account. Now, it’s not that I’m resistent to change by any measure… and definitely not design changes as most …