A lot of the content here is very old, but I don’t have the heart to delete it. Feel free to dive through sporadic spillages of my brain through time, it might be mildly amusing. 👍🏼
I’m thinking of offering a moderated remote user research as a service and would love to hear your thoughts. I will be travelling through Central and South America from October to March and have around 10 years of experience in user research and design. Do you have trouble finding people on the ground to help… Continue reading Research moderation as a service
The author of Interviewing Users: How to uncover compelling insights (2013) Steve Portigal gives a talk in September 2013 at the IxDA LA meet up. I’ve read the book, but its always a good thing to watch / rewatch presentations from the author. He brings up some simple points that are always worth remembering –… Continue reading Interviewing Users – Steve Portigal
I’ve been spending the past few days thinking about inclusion. I’m embarking on a big project at work where there is a great need, and benefit, to ensure inclusive design practises are considered from the outset and importantly that we don’t exclude anyone. Previously in luxury fashion, banks, or social networks for the privileged, inclusive… Continue reading Inclusive Design
Some nice User Research templates released under a CC0 license over on GitHub that should help get a research project off the ground without much effort. I’ve usually kept a bunch of templates like this that I use in a dropbox folder, but this seems like a nicer way to work it, simple markdown documents that… Continue reading Templating User Research
Tony Buzan, widely regarded as the inventor of the Mind Map gives an interesting Tedx Talk on the power of mind maps and the mind. Interesting short video for all creatives out there. I’ve personally been creating my own form of a mind map for years (wrongly in comparison to his form), to capture ideas… Continue reading Tony Buzan – The power of a Mind Map
Hi All, Welcome to Fearghal.co.uk. This website has served as my personal portfolio for way too many years than I’d care to admit, but it’s time for a lick of paint and repurposing. I’ll be using this space primarily as my blog as part of a Leadership & Design Thinking module that I’m taking at the University… Continue reading Leadership & Innovation
Went out for a lovely bike ride with Rachel! Nice! Unfortunately, we cycled as far as we were going to go and when we turned around chaos ensued and we got a flat tire! Still! Such a lovely day, and Summer is most definitely here! 🙂
Plunged back into the depths of winter
Some beautiful furniture that really challenges the usability and “refuse to bow down to their elementary function”. Such a simple idea that results in some really fun chairs. Nice and fun, eh?
Spied this at the Neue Pinakothek in Munch!
Berlin Tempelhof Airport was once in the top 20 largest buildings on earth and was constructed in 1927 in anticipation of Increasing air traffic. You can read more about the history of the airport on Wikipedia. I had the chance to swing by and take a guided tour through the now deserted airport on my Christmas… Continue reading Berlin Tempelhof Airport
The BBC Global Experience Language is a resource created by the Research Studios to help keep the look and feel across all of the BBC websites in line. This is a great resource, lots to think about and pretty damn useful. Check it out! BBC – GEL (Global Experience Language).
What a great Idea, the Brixton Pound (B£) is a new currency that has been released in Brixton, London. Recently redesigned by Brixton based “This Ain’t Rock n’Roll” ( www.thisaintrocknroll.com ), the colourful currency features images of local Brixton Hero’s. Designed with the aim of encouraging trade within Brixton, the idea is actually quite simple. Anyone who wants… Continue reading The Brixton Pound
Some great curtain twitching shots here from The Selby. Todd Selby began in 2008 shooting his friends in their homes and posting them online. Soon after, artists designers, photographers, and fashion moguls began queuing up to be featured on his site. www.theselby.com went from strength to strength from then on shooting any number of famous people in their… Continue reading The Selby
Time for a bit of Solegiving, don’t you think? Solegivers, a charitable cause from Singapore are starting out. Their aim is to raise money for I-India by running barefoot across Singapore. The main man there, Kris Leverton is working hard to toughen up his feet for the big day in December. He has a rigorous training schedule… Continue reading Solegivers: Our First Project
Liam Brazier’s angular illustrations are simply stunning. He was snapping up attention earlier this year for his illustrations of the Star Wars characters (you can see Darth & C3PO below) but his work stretches far beyond that and its clear that he is not a one trick pony. You can see some more of his… Continue reading Liam Brazier: Angular Illustration