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Morality in design

Can you afford to have morals? Can you afford not to? How relevant is morality in design? I was in London recently on a course run by the excellent Shan Preddy and the dba. In between discussions the conversation turned to tobacco and coincided nicely with reports on changes to tobacco packaging legislation. Coming from… Continue reading

The NoShow Phenomenon

The NoShow Phenomenon – what is it and why does it matter? This week you wouldn’t have been able to go anywhere without seeing the faintly ridiculous story of a mother threatening to take parents to the small claims court for £15.95 because their son didn’t turn up to her son’s birthday party. I’m not… Continue reading

YotaPhone 2 – 100 hours battery life?

YotaPhone – Does the phone with two fronts really offer 100 hours battery life? I won’t pretend to know everything about the latest phones and I’m no early-adopter. But as anyone who has seen the video of me smashing up my Android phone after I left Japan can attest: I can get passionate about technology…. Continue reading

New Year’s resolutions: 7 thoughts

New Year’s resolutions – Tis the season for them and who am I to miss out on a good bandwagon? I’m jumping on to add my own thoughts. They’re in seven bite-size chunks. Just like GCSE revision. How considerate of me. I don’t think I’ve ever had a New Year’s resolution before. I’ve never seen… Continue reading