User Experience Connoisseur

IA Design Code

I'm a web designer with over 10 years of commercial experience, specialising in information architecture and user experience design. I'm a Partner at 3Degrees, a web and branding agency based in Hampshire, England. From time-to-time I also take on freelance and white-label work, whether it be IA, design, front or backend development. I also have a dog called Barry.

Some of my thoughts

Influencing a users buying behaviour using anchors

Behavioural anchors can be extremely useful for user experience designers to help customers make decisions, or in contrast to help the business influence a customers buying behaviour. How do they work and how do we best take advantage of the principle?…

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Are wireframes really the best tool for the job?

For any UX designer wireframes are a key tool of the trade; they're the canvas on which we communicate our ideas, turning research into something visual and establishing the foundations of the final product. They're also a key point in the client sign-off process; …

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Our response: Responsive vs Dedicated

There's been a lot of talk recently about responsive design, specifically its merits/downfalls when compared to a dedicated mobile approach. You've likely read at least 7 articles about this now, so I'll keep it as brief as possible. Let's recap the argument. Ge…

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Are you a person?

Nobody likes spam, I think we can all agree on that. But what about your users? You probably like them, or at least you should; so why is the most pervasive anti-spam mechanism fundamentally anti-user?…

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Pitching: For better or worse

There’s been a lot written recently about creative pitching, most notably in Design Week and Creative Review; so we thought we’d add our own input as we have some opinions on the topic ourselves. We’d like to start by defining what we believe are the 3 prima…

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Make the logo bigger: An exploration

I’m going to start this article by noting that it is intended for both clients and creatives. This isn’t a client-bashing tirade, or an up-turned nose at the sensitivities of designers; but a genuine and balanced exploration into what causes this most unexpecte…

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Some of the companies I've done work for

Maxinutrition
Ocado
EasyComplete
Raw Jam
Headstream
Five By Five
Hudson Wolfe
Widism
PoC
Cogenta
Kitchen Collection
ChefsXP
Data Science
Grosvenor Casinos
Readyluck
Mecca Bingo
Blue Sq
Go On Go Out
Unii
Casino770
Geoware Media
Sell My Home
Reclaim Your Money
Crocodile Talk
Strategic Imperatives
Advorto
MyPeopleBiz
PayOn

Some of my personal projects

Nicolas Cage

Cage Image Placeholder

Cage Image Placeholder allows you to generate images at any resolution, on the fly. It even selects the most appropriate aspect ratio based on your required dimensions. Very useful for development and prototyping.

Tasked

Tasked

A super simple account-based responsive task list with drag-and-drop sorting, inline editing and reviving functionality. Access is limited so get in touch if you're interested!

Feels

Feels

Coming soon

A self-hosted microblogging platform built on Symphony CMS that allows the user to post status updates, images and links; categorising them as either something that makes them happy or sad.

Social Shot

Social Shot

Decomissioned

An internet toy that allows you to view the latest tweet, overlayed onto a collage of the latest instagram photos, based on a hastag. A great way to get an ephemeral snapshot of a place, event or foodstuff.