All posts by Tom Waterhouse

New Nomensa Design - style meets user experience

Published
28th February 2011
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Tom Waterhouse
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New Nomensa Design - style meets user experience

A little while ago we released the new Nomensa website! We're all really proud of it, but it's certainly gone through some transformations to get to where it is now. Now it's had some time to settle in, I thought it would be nice to share some of the thinking and initial concepts we went through to get to this point.

Designing accessible icons (Part 2 of 2)

Published
23rd July 2010
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Tom Waterhouse
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Designing accessible icons (Part 2 of 2)

If you remember back, I set myself a short brief for creating icons for our Content Managent System. They had to be Accessible, Web-based and designed for our CMS.

In the first part, we looked at sensory characteristics and cultural differences that can affect an icon design. Today we’ll be looking at the more visual design aspect of creating icons.

Designing accessible icons (Part 1 of 2)

Published
16th July 2010
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Tom Waterhouse
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Designing accessible icons (Part 1 of 2)

I love icons. Someone once described them to me as mini works of art – and that’s not far off. They can be miniature designs representing something huge, all to be understood within a blink of an eye.

Not too long ago I was tasked with creating a brand new interface for our Content Management System (CMS) Defacto. With the new interface came a new family of icons and I thought I’d share some insight as to the process of designing these icons.