January 2010 Archives — Broken Links Archive

The Uncanny Valley and Realism in UI Design

Last year I began exploring the idea of the uncanny valley as it applies to creating prototypes, using a panel from Understanding Comics as an illustration. Lukas Mathis at UX Magazine has had a similar idea, but explored it in much more depth and with greater clarity.

Building Preloaded.com: The Front‐end

This subject of this post is the redesign of my employer’s website, Preloaded.com, and is cross‐posted from the Preloaded blog with permission.

At the beginning of the redesign project we agreed some design tenets: the new site should be a best‐practice showcase and an opportunity to learn and use some of the latest web technologies; and it should employ existing services where practical.

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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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