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North Kingdom Digital Monarchy – D&AD President’s Lecture at Institute of Education, London

May 25th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

North Kingdom FUCK rule

I recently had the chance to see North Kingdom as part of a D&AD Presidents Lecture in London. Hosted by Sanky from AllofUs, the event allowed two of North Kingdom to spread the word about their creative practice.

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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

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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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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Google Analytics and Closed Circuit Television

December 27th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

CCTV meets Consumerism

Whether it’s Google Analytics or another analytical application for measuring and analysing the online performance of your website, I can see many similarities between people’s opinions of analytical software and closed circuit television (CCTV).

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Categories: Website Design

Action Prompting Voids (APV’s) in Web Design User Interface Design

November 15th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

hsbc_closed

The redesign I stumbled across when logging onto HSBC internet banking recently got me thinking about how we use the internet. I’ve coined the term Action Prompting Voids (APV’s) to describe what I found!.

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Everyone can be a Designer

November 14th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

This recent video talks about how business people need to become designers. I feel strongly that design is part of my role as a digital project manager, and there are multitudes of opportunities to design within any job role.

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The Importance of MVT (Multivariate testing) in Marketing Campaigns

October 24th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Chandelier

The quantitative results of multivariate testing are extremely useful to improve the performance of a marketing campaign. It helps turn a great design into a well performing campaign which delivers important and valuable results.

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Outrace Audi Production Line Robots at the London Design Festival 2010

September 19th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Outrace - London Design Festival 2010

Friday marked the launch of the London Design Festival with the writing of the words “LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2010 IS NOW OPEN” on the set of Audi production line robots which have been placed in Trafalgar Square.

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