Category Archives for Research
Timeline 2017 – 2021 “A ‘temperamental journey’ was the phrase used…to describe those strange runaways and adventures prompted by arrogance, rebellion or despair” Hesse, Hermann.(1973) Autobiographical Writings. Jonathan Cape, London, pp. 52-53
Last year I was unable to complete the chapter I was meant to contribute to the collection Advances in Information Architecture: The Academics / Practitioners Roundtable 2014–2019 (published earlier this year). This was partly because I lacked the resources to … Continue reading
Presentation for UX South Africa, on November 4th, 2020. Building upon a rethinking of complexity, a lack of appropriate design skills is identified as the primary limitation to ideating effective solutions in and for complexity. In this scenario, scarcity prevails. … Continue reading
Last year, Dr. Marco Pretorius, Terence and myself embarked on researching and baselining the maturity of UX in South Africa. It was a huge effort but I think it turned out really well. As part of the project we created … Continue reading
This years DEFSA (Design Education Forum of South Africa) theme was ‘ethics and accountability in design’. We submitted two papers. The first, ‘Wicked Ethics‘ and the second ‘The Firma Model’. I think it went well and we definitely enjoyed it. … Continue reading
Cumulus Milan 2015 was awesome. Our paper presentation of the Firma Model went down well (we thought) and we got some great feedback. But better still was the conference which contained great content, great people and was held in different … Continue reading
Our survey of the UX landscape in South Africa will be closing soon. We’re really excited to start analysing the data and produce our report and paper. The aim of the survey is to determine the current landscape and level of … Continue reading
My visual essay ‘The Design behind the design behind the design‘ has been translated into Japanese by Soyeon Lee. She is, quite simply, super-fantastic-amazing-brilliant!
Terence Fenn and I will be presenting our Firma Model paper at Cumulus in Milan between the 3rd and 5th of June. I’ll post here when the proceedings are published. http://cumulusmilan2015.org/
Terence and I presented this paper at DDR 2013 in Ghana and I presented it again more recently at World Usability Day, Bristol. You can read the full paper in the conference proceedings.