On appropriate design for an appropriate budget

I’ve just launched a simple website for a friend, and in part it was a pleasure to work on because we weren’t trying to re-invent the wheel. All it needed was clean and clear communication and the functionality for her to maintain the site herself. Only a few years ago, this would have been a… Continue reading On appropriate design for an appropriate budget

On cheap plastic disposable Union Jacks

This is not a comment on the queen, the monarchy, or even the jubilee celebrations, but it’s something I observed during the recent weekend of national festivity. Nearly all the flags I saw being waved were disposable; cheap plastic throwaway items destined for landfill. These flags, like the oil from which they are derived weren’t… Continue reading On cheap plastic disposable Union Jacks

Creating something personal

Creating something personal, even of moderate quality, has a different kind of appeal than consuming something made by others, even something of high quality. Clay Shirky – Cognitive Surplus