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Undertaking website reviews

Friday January 29, 2016

Very often at the start of digital projects where there is already a website or app in place, some kind of an expert usability audit is performed. This is usually done as part of UX work, intending to provide an objective, independent view of the current site – from the client’s perspective it’s really useful… Read more

Digitising traditional industries

Thursday January 21, 2016

Over the past year and a bit, if you follow me anywhere online you’ll probably have seen some references to the torturous time I’ve been having trying to move house. Back in July 2015 I wrote about my experience of getting a mortgage whilst self-employed, and having finally exchanged I feel that I can now… Read more

Farewell, Tea Tracker

Tuesday January 5, 2016

Tea Tracker dashboard

Throughout 2015 I did quite a few talks on data, or more specifically the concept of open data. During this time I was continuing to undertake a data project of my own – something that I had habitually woven into my daily routines – the act of logging all of my tea drinking using a… Read more

Goodbye 2015, hello 2016

Friday January 1, 2016

I didn’t end up doing this last year, but it feels like 2015 has been an important year for me both personally and professionally and I’d like to document some of my learnings for my future reference. As such, here is my recap of the year. It’s been a bad year. A really bad year…. Read more

Using spreadsheets and Google Translate

Thursday November 5, 2015

In one of those ‘blog about it so I don’t forget later’ moments, today I happened to discover something that shouldn’t have surprised me, but which could be pretty useful in the right circumstances – the ability to introduce live Google translations into a spreadsheet. I’m currently working on a project which involves stakeholders from… Read more

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