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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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To The Cloud – Is Microsoft Helping or Hindering Mainstream Understanding of Cloud Computing?

February 28th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Cloud computing has been around for a while now. With Microsoft’s “to the Cloud” advertising campaigns, its started a journey into the mainstream. I’m not sure people are getting the full understanding of what Cloud is though.

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How to Prepare your Blog for (possible) Growth

February 10th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

I’ve been increasing the volume of posts here recently, and therefore the size of this site has started to increase. I’ve therefore worked out some changes to allow the blog to grow and the site to develop and not become an unweildy mess!

Here are the steps that I will be putting into practice to allow for blog expansion, planned growth and controlled increase.
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Project Management in Digital Media

February 5th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

I found this slideshare recently on project management in digital media. Quite interesting to browse through, and a good introduction to digital project management. Make sure you take a look at the full screen version for the best view.

Categories: Project Management

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
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