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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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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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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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