The State of Responsible IoT 2019 report

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Academic, articles, Design, personal, UX Design | No Comments

A simple illustrated image of a person running through an open door with the words ‘The State of Responsible IoT 2019 in the background. After speaking at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2019 they invited me to participate in a publication about the state of responsible technology looking at surveillance capitalism and specifically, the ...

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Conducting research in the emergency services and disaster response sector — Exercising empathy and understanding in context.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in articles, Case Studies, Design, UX Design | No Comments

Part 1 of 2 articles covering design research in crisis/disaster response and emergency services. Nailsea Fire station community demo day. The fire and paramedic team attend to a simulated traffic incident. Guerilla Research There’s a term in UX research called ‘Guerilla Research’ or ‘Guerilla Usertesting’ which many may be familiar with. This is, essentially when ...

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Can experiencing and understanding abuse and trauma make me a good user experience designer?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in articles, Case Studies, Design, personal, UX Design | No Comments

Close up photo of blue butterflies in a museum exhibition case. The pins either side of their small bodies barely visible.   Trigger warnings: This article will reference some personal stories of emotional and physical abuse. Are the abused, to whom it is second nature to subdue or even deny their own existence, the ones who ...

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3 (more) things UX designers don’t want to hear

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in articles, UX Design | No Comments

“This will only ever be used on desktop, our users will never use mobile/tablet/unknown future device.” Things change. Technology advances. Society adapts and adopts complimentary behaviour. All of this is short spaces of time. Over the last 10 years laptops have become lighter, tablets and smart phones have become common place and ever more powerful. ...

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