• Businesses shouldn’t be Confused (dot com) about usability

    Should good usability be a USP for businesses? There was much talk at the start of the year when Confused.com launched a TV ad campaign (which is still running), which focussed on the usability of their new web site. Seeing…

  • How Super Heroes can make you a better designer

    I’ve been a fan of comics for as long as I can remember, and they have been a huge influence on my visual vocabulary. I’m sure comics have played no small part in my decision to pursue graphic design as…

  • A new way of seeing music?

    Having been letting iTunes’ most recent music visualisers caress my eyeballs and synapses recently, I’ve been thinking about how visual representations of music could be taken forward. Sure, Apple’s latest visualisers are absolutely beautiful – graceful, colourful, and very slick.…

  • Is anything perfect?

    What better way to kick off the DVB&ID blog, than to discuss the notion of ‘perfection’ in design? This is a subject I discussed when I gave a talk at this year’s Ignite UK North event, run by O’Reilly. The…