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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 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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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

Book Review: Linchpin: Are you indespensible? by Seth Godin

December 5th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

lynchpin

In the latest of Seth Godin’s books, Linchpin, he attempts to explain a new view on the world of work involving emotional labour, giving gifts, creating art and drawing maps. And it’s extremely interesting and thought prevoking!

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Categories: Book Reviews, Marketing

GoPro HD Hero Clamp Mount

December 3rd, 2010 by Richard Stowey

GoPro HD Motorcycle Camera

The same video camera which my brother used for A Season to Remember is now in my hands, thanks Miles! I’m going to be experimenting with it, although might have to wait for the summer to get the best shots!

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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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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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Digital Project Management Meetup in London

September 28th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Eerste Wereldoorlog, zeeoorlog

I spend most of my working day as a Digital Project Manager. Actually, aside from lunch, it’s what I spend my entire day doing. I want to get in touch with a few more though, so I have started a meetup.

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Linking Photo Albums on Facebook

August 14th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

facebook

Unfortunately this isn’t a how to guide for linking photo albums on Facebook. The functionality to link currently isn’t available. This is all about how it could work, in theory.
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Robot App Store: The Future of the Downloadable Application

December 27th, 2009 by Richard Stowey

The App Store Hyperwall by alliewiki

The end of the year usually gets me thinking about the future and this year is no different. Current technology and the demands for unique content seems to be growing at an ever increasing pace, and nothing shows this more than the accelleration of mobile devices with their app stores. Apple iPhone App Store, Google Android Market, Blackberry App World, Nokia Ovi Store, and everyone else who is following suit at the moment. But where does this app business all lead? And what does it get us?

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Categories: Technology
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