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Guest Blog: Happier Hippos - a design solution that is already in your head | by Pete Trainor

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13th August 2015
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Guest Blog: Happier Hippos - a design solution that is already in your head | by Pete Trainor

Wow - What an incredible gift it is to be able to speak at the British Museum at such a momentous date on the Design calendar. Honestly, I'm like a child.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton once famously said "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder"... A couple of the design principles that make for Happier Hippos (don't worry, you'll be in on the Hippo secret once you've heard my talk) - Thanks and Gratitude.

The Art of Visual Story-telling

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10th August 2015
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Tim Blass
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The Art of Visual Story-telling

With the wealth of visual media around us today, there’s strong evidence to suggest that the visual articulation of the ‘art of story-telling’ never really went away. Tim Blass explains...

Guest Blog: Gone responsive? Great! You’re halfway there. | by Jan Fagernas

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22nd June 2015
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Guest Blog: Gone responsive? Great! You’re halfway there. | by Jan Fagernas

With the world so in love with their mobile devices, the discipline of responsive design has taken centre stage. But, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, simply responsifying (is that a word?) may not be enough. We need to think about the user’s context.

10 ways design influences voting

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7th May 2015
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Michael Harris
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10 ways design influences voting

In principle, democratic voting should be one of the simplest processes in the world. Everyone chooses what they want, and everyone’s opinion is counted. The most popular vote wins.

Yet like all things, complexity announces itself and sets us some problems. With the UK general election upon us, let us reflect on how democratic voting is actually designed, and how it could be refined in the future.

Adding the "wow factor" to Eden Project

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5th May 2015
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Michel Vloon and Gosia Mlynarczyk
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Adding the "wow factor" to Eden Project

When Nomensa started working on a new responsive site for Eden Project (www.edenproject.com), one important aspect of the brief was to add some “wow factor” to the website. Our research found that showcasing Eden’s wealth of attractions, their beliefs and their values was important both to new and returning visitors, as well as to the Eden team.

Industry commentary: Is a picture worth a thousand words?

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12th March 2015
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Juliet Richardson
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Industry commentary: Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Has the world become too visual? That was the question posed by Will Self recently in the Point of View slot on BBC Radio 4. He argues that we have a world that is now too image-rich and puts the case that he now considers himself to be “post-image”. Now, it is obviously Will’s job in the Point of View slot to be provocative, but it does raise some interesting questions about text and image and whether, in today’s digital world, we have become too greedy for images as Will argues.

Experiential Gestalt - going beyond a user journey

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13th February 2015
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Simon Norris
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Experiential Gestalt - going beyond a user journey

We are living in a world that is becoming increasingly more digital, which has implications for everyone from both business to personal usage.  Digital touches every part of our lives and this is why a new way of thinking is essential to ensure better design for the future.

Simon Norris, CEO of Nomensa, shares his views on the future of design and the importance of pushing the boundaries of possibility to shape experiences and interactions in a digital world.