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An Overlander for the day on a Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

June 23rd, 2013 by Richard Stowey

HUBB UK VFR1200X Crosstourer

I got the chance to take Honda’s new VFR1200X Crosstourer out for a couple of days, and decided to head on up to the HUBB UK 2013 event at Donnington Park on the 1st June, to step into the world of Overlanding for a day. I love my Honda CB600F Hornet, but given the chance to take an adventure, why not have something fit for purpose?

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Online Project and Web Tools for Efficient Work

November 28th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Computer toolkit

Daily working life is far more complicated than ever before with many simultaneous projects and work going on all at the same time. Thankfully there are a couple of online project and work web tools which can be used to enhance your productiveness, increase efficiency and help tackle daily workload.

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Agile Product Management Meetup at ProductTank

November 13th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

ProductTank - Agile Product Management

Agile Product Management was the subject for October’s ProductTank, with talks from Roman Pichler, Harvey Wheaton and Tom Loosemore. Agile management is an iterative method of determining requirements for projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner, and on client side projects working to budgetary requirements, rather than fixed scopes and specifications, it is being adopted by many organisations.

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Kriega R25 Motorcycle Backpack Review

October 24th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Kriega R25 Logo

It only takes a moment on the 8.21 Southwest Trains service from Clapham Junction to Teddington for me to realise just how much I use the Kriega R25 backpack. For the past five months, the Kriega R25 has carried my camera, laptop, books, holiday gear, badminton stuff and general work related paraphernalia with me pretty much on a daily basis.

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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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Tate Modern Sunflower Seeds Toxicity Responsibility

May 18th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Tate Modern Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds Unilever Series

I recently visited the Tate Modern just before the Sunflower Seeds exhibition by Ai Weiwei closed. I didn’t expect to be exposed to lead paint and silica dust.

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Sidi Strada Rain Motorcycle Boots Review

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

sidiboots

After a year of wearing my Sidi Strada Rain motorcycle boots, I scuffed the front toe of my right motor cycle boot. It’s made me realise just how good the Sidi motorbike boots are! Read on for more about these motorcycle boots.

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John Pawson Plain Space Architecture Exhibition @ The Design Museum

March 26th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

John Pawson Plain Space Exhibition at the Design Museum

Donald Judd describes John Pawson’s work as ‘The simple expression of complex thought’. The exhibition on Pawson’s work at the Design Museum, which ended recently, shows a great overview of his design approach and methodology to architectural practice.

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Information Architecture Starts at Home

March 7th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Android Travel Screen

At it’s highest level, Information Architecture is described by Wikipedia as the art of expressing a model or concept of information. In laymans terms, and within my day-to-day work as a Digital Project Manager, it is methods of organising and labelling websites and applications.

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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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