Being designers and developers we are surrounded by books, some on delving into the line-by-line code world, some on 'so called best design practices'. In this day and age, more and more information is covered on the web, but you can't beat flicking through a good book.
It's that time again, that time of year when the Method team start to don their garish Christmas Jumpers and Slade takes to the radio on repeat. But Christmas always needs an event to kick start it off, and 'it's something of a tradition' that Wilson Roberts' Friends gets our festive season started.
When it comes to either UX or UI design, we have a saying 'fail fast'. As designers we are sometimes too quick to jump into a high fidelity mockup, creating something highly detailed too quickly. These beautiful looking concepts can sometimes take days to produce and it's only when we get to the end and take a step back that we realise the design isn't going to work.
A short while back Dr. Asha Patel came to us to help brand her brilliant idea, Innovating Minds, a project to help children achieve their potential. We helped out by tailoring a design to her needs and market. It was a project that Creative Director James felt was a really worthy cause and decided to become a partner beside Asha to help promote the business.
As the Edinburgh Fringe closes , you can once again walk up the Royal Mile without being besieged by flyers. Thrust at you by puppets, people in white face paint or masks, people crying with fatigue, crying from rain in their eyes, or crying at another first-timer feigning death with flyers in their mouth because no-one has told them that their stunt is older than the Castle and they’re simply taking up valuable cobbles.