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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Friday, December 13th, 2019
It’s been an absolute pleasure having Holly, Laçin, and Beyza at Clearleft while they’ve been working on this three-month internship project:
Self Treat is a vision piece designed to increase self-management of minor health conditions.
You can also read the blog posts they wrote during the process:
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
It’s so great to see the initial UX work that James and I prototyped in a design sprint come to fruition in the form of a progressive web app!
In the case of this web-app, if the tablets go offline, they will still store all the transactions that are made by customers. Once the tablet comes back online, it will sync it back up to the server. That is, essentially, what a Progressive Web App is — a kind of a website with a few more security and, most importantly, offline features.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
James talks about automation and understanding.
Just because a technology – whether it’s autonomous vehicles, satellite communications, or the internet – has been captured by capital and turned against the populace, doesn’t mean it does not retain a seed of utopian possibility.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
If you feel you are being watched, you change your behavior. Big Data is supercharging this effect.
Some interesting ideas, but the tone is so alarming as to render the message meaningless.
As our weaknesses are mapped, we are becoming too transparent. This is breeding a society where self-censorship and risk-aversion are the new normal.
I stopped reading at the point where the danger was compared to climate change.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Monday, February 29th, 2016
Myself and Batesy spent last week in Ipswich doing an intense design sprint with Suffolk Libraries. Leon has written up process from his perspective as the client—I’ll try to get a case study up on the Clearleft website soon.
This is really great write-up; it captures the sense of organised chaos:
I can’t recommend this kind of research sprint enough. We got a report, detailed technical validation of an idea, mock ups and a plan for how to proceed, while getting staff and stakeholders involved in the project — all in the space of 5 days.
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
A fascinating detective story of the Enlightenment, told from a very personal perspective.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
The first in a series of posts looking at the process behind builfing this “quantified self” site:
As with most decisions in my life, I asked myself: What would Tony Stark do?
Monday, March 18th, 2013
In case you missed it earlier…
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Craig writes about the hologram of his quantified self.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Dan writes about how data saved his life. That is not an exaggeration.
He describes how, after receiving some very bad news from his doctor, he dived into the whole “quantified self” thing with his health data. Looking back on it, he concludes:
If I were still in the startup game, I have a pretty good idea of which industry I’d want to disrupt.
Sunday, January 1st, 2012
Re-examining Von Neumann probes, reconciling their apparent scarcity with the Fermi paradox.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
A comprehensive look at some of the problems with taking self-hosting to its logical conclusion: running your own web server.
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
Mark Boulton is self-publishing a PDF book on design. Let the eager anticipation begin.