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Standing Out – Great Products in a Complex World

January 30th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Rising Star?

It’s actually quite hard to stand out in the world today. There’s so much going on, so much information to take in, so many products competing against each other.

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Categories: Product Design

Content Strategy for the Web by Kristina Halvorson – Book Review

January 29th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

contentstrategyfortheweb

Content is highly important during website design and development. As a Digital Project Manager, it’s important to know how to get the most out of it. Content Strategy for the Web by Kristina Halvorson covers pretty much everything.

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Defining the Difference Between Links and Actions – The Land of the Informed

January 27th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Confusion

With a whole host of different actions available to the average web user, do we need to differentiate between these actions in order to allow a more educated result from web interaction? And, in turn, would this encourage further interactions if a user knew what led behind each of those interactions.

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The Zen of HTML 5 by Bruce Lawson of Opera #londonweb Meetup

January 24th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Bruce Lawson from Opera at #londonweb

I recently attended a talk by Bruce Lawson from Opera at the London Web meetup group. It proved to be an interesting insight into HTML 5 and the future of the web, including some interesting audience questions near the end.

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Is it Cheaper to Travel around London by Motorcycle or Train?

January 22nd, 2011 by Richard Stowey

I made the choice to get a motorcycle a while ago. There was an underlying plan to move to London where I could use the mototcycle to travel around cheaply and it would be more fun than pushing, shoving and seeing all the grumpy faces on the trains and tubes. So, now I have my Honda CB600F and AGV GP-Tech, I decided it would be quite interesting to work out whether it’s cheaper to take the motorcycle. So, is it cheaper to travel around London by motorcycle or train?

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Categories: Motorcycling

Quality of Text Input on a Handheld Device

January 15th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Blackberry Curve black closeup

I’ve used a few handheld devices over the years, and as there are a few more on the market now, but I’m wondering whether any of them are as efficient as they could be.

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Swype Keyboard Review for HTC Hero on Android

January 12th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

TechCrunch50 Day 2

Swype launched a new beta programme recently for their unique swyping keyboard. I decided to install the software on my HTC Hero and since then I’ve been trying to get used to the new way of typing on touch screen mobile phones.

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How does this blogging stuff work again?

January 10th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Worldwide Photowalk 2010 - Richmond, London

I’ve been blogging for quite some time now. My blogging motivations have changed a little since I started, but I’ve only just started to get the hang of it and realise what I do it for.

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Two Different Approaches to the VAT Increase

January 7th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Marks&Spencer in Rocca al Mare

The recent increase in VAT in the UK to 20% means price changes across the country. Here are two examples of how different organisations approached the situation.
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The Idea Zone, Represented by the Idea Graph

January 5th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

the idea zone

Recently, I have been thinking about what helps me generate ideas. When do they occur the most? What sort of ideas do I find myself having most frequently? And can I put myself in a position where ideas naturally occur more often?

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