Things Etc.

mainly about UI, UXD, Work and other stuff that interests me

Design Pattern for over 60’s

Done a while back for a product aimed at 60+ demographic. the pattern was designed to hand hold novice users on how to fill a form in to sign up.


Filed under: Branding, UXD

Default Avatars: A Social Pattern

Using emoticons is nothing for default avatars new but i have never seen them used this way to provoke the user to customise their own profile. The above example shows months but a chron job could be applied dependant on the frequency of visits to the site.

Filed under: Branding, Graphic Design, Open Source Ideas, Problem Solved, Social media Stuff, UXD

Pig-a-pult is live

A while ago i wrote about a pitch for Manchester Airport well the campaign has been launched on facebook here

Filed under: apps, Branding, Graphic Design, Social media Stuff, UXD

Interesting concept:

Thought of this concept today:

Possible app that provides a quick way to share urls via multiple social networks from a desktop:


Filed under: apps, Not sure what this is yet..., Open Source Ideas, Problem Solved, Skine Stuff, Social media Stuff

MAG Iphone App UX

For posterity here is the intial UX work done on the Manchester Airport iPhone App

Click the pix to see full size

Filed under: Branding, iPhone Apps, Mobile, UXD

retron is finally in the app store

awaiting approval

Filed under: Graphic Design, iPhone Apps, UXD

UXD: Sign Up for XXX

Signups online tend to be ‘greedy’ when it comes to data acquisition from the user. The above example shows how a user can get an account with the bare minium of information needed to join a service. The form that currently exists on the clients site has just shy of 50… yep count em 50 fields to fill in to register…

Good lord, and you wonder why signups aren’t happening… People hate forms. they are usually too busy to fill them in. They get bored. Make it easy for them to join your service… Once you have them in then you can pester for the rest of the information later…

This is not rocket science — This is just common sense.

Filed under: Branding, Pitch, Problem Solved, UXD

Search Interface Strategy

Filed under: Mobile, Problem Solved, UXD

Unusual Waves

The chances of generating a waveform like that are pretty slim…

Filed under: Not sure what this is yet..., stuff