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Opinion Technology

The UX of Telecommunications

UPDATE: So magically the internet popped into action 6 hours after posting this. Doesn’t change the experience, but I’m glad to be back online 🙂 I’m putting this post together for a couple of reasons: Because I am so frustrated at the moment that I need to get it off my chest. Large organisations seem […]

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Design EdTech Education Opinion

Thoughts on Learning Experience (LX) Design

Straddling a background in design and an evolving career working in Education I’ve been aware of the the commonalties between the fields of user experience (UX) design and learning/instructional/educational design and the opportunity for cross fertilisation. So I’m really interested to see the emergence of an attempt to formalise the relationship between two. This post […]

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Reading List

Reading List #10

Another week has gone by, this one without me being sick – so that’s good. Some more great work to share – so Enjoy! Awesome The Inferno of Independence by @fchimero This post from Frank Chimero achieves the Awesome category this week and it got a lot of publicity this week – because it really […]

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Design Ideas Opinion

The Missing Value of Quality

TL:DR – I posit that the single most important point of measure is missing from most of what we do with technology, education and work, and yet it has the biggest impact overall, effect on impact, usage, uptake and success. Quality. How do we get quality? Design. I read some really thought-provoking articles in the […]

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Reading List

Reading List #6

I hope you’ll agree this reading list is one of the best and most diverse in terms of topics and ideas. I can’t say that there is a single emerging theme here, but they all seem to form pieces of a much larger puzzle – how we live, work and learn in an increasingly digital […]

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EdTech Education Mobile Opinion Technology

Applying Common Sense to Technology

Over the last couple of months I have become increasingly obsessed with the field of User Experience. The main reason is that I see a growing disconnect between technology and people. There is a lot of discussion about either/or but very little about how the two interplay, interact and intersect. One of my earliest uni […]