Category Archives: Event

The early bird catches the bandwidth

Webmontag Köln aus der zu spät zugeschalteten Perspektive (Flickr)

Originally uploaded by halfman.halfpixel.


Designing the User Experience Curve

Great presentation held at the web directions south conference by Andy Budd. Many of his thoughts have already crossed my mind before, too.
Best open the podcast of the talk here while flicking through the presentation in full screen on slideshare:
The whole notion of looking at best practices off the web is something I try to subscribe to myself and am actually aiming to compile good/bad examples from life outside the web on here in the future.

Food for thought

“Is it time to take mashups and use them to solve real issues?” asks Christian Heilmann on his blog today and imho hits the nail on the head more than once:

Far too many people just create mashups for the sake of putting some information together or prove a technical concept but I just couldn’t see the use of what was produced

I was also bored with the accessibility movement on the web. Instead of concentrating on solutions for people we ran in circles demanding technical solutions or implementation of standards that don’t make much sense in the real world. It was much more important to be compliant with something than to really deliver for the people who needed us to remove barriers for them.

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Accessibility done right

Following the positive news today that the UK and other nations intend to ban cluster bombs I checked out the website of the Cluster Muntions Coalition to get some more background information on this topic.

What caught my attention right away was the neat design/layout of the website and it soon became clear it is made by kite.

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King Monkey does Cologne

Thanks to the flickering genius that is Jens I managed to get on to the guest list for Ian Brown‘s gig in Cologne on May 12th. Not for nowt of course, I wrote an article about the show for the Intro mag’s online edition.

Read my article here if your command of the German language allows you to.

In a nutshell the proclaimed godlike genius put on a good show incl. 3 Stone Roses classics (sending a slight shiver down my spine, particularly I wanna be adored ) in a superb venue.

It was over in under 90 minutes but King Monkey seemed to enjoy himself and his voice wasn’t as shaky as one might have feared.

Photo below copyright of Jens Buschenhenke
Ian Brown live in Cologne

One not to miss! Singularity online web conference

Singularity Web Conference badge

If this conference will really be as affordable as announced, I will surely be blocking October 24th-26th to attend online. Below just some snippets what Singularity is all about:

Singularity is the first large-scale online web conference in the world.

Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.

Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.

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World Usability Day 2006

World Usability Day 2006 Poster

Very interesting and worthwhile event coming up in 2 days time.

The lectures during my PGCert at Bath Spa University really opened my eyes to this topic not least because of its approach to simply make the world (wide web) a better and fairer place by utilising design.

If you feel the same make sure to sign the charter here.