Monthly Archives for April 2012

Consulting the past

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Bill Buxton kicked off UX London 2012 with a talk on ‘Long noses, sampling, synthesis, design and innovation’. What I found most interesting about this talk was his view that good designs don’t come from alchemy, but from prospecting. The idea of a lone genius designer with profound powers of invention is a myth... read more

Sketchnotes from a talk by Peldi from Balsamiq

This week Peldi from Balsamiq visited Red Gate. I’m an avid fan of Balsamiq Mockups. It’s a very simple, sketchy wireframing tool which our team uses a lot for early designs and wireframes. At lunchtime Peldi gave an excellent talk about the importance of listening to your customers, based on his own experiences of starting developing Balsamiq... read more