Followers on Twitter will know I love podcasts. I listen to them every day and as a result have acquired a fairly chunky number of subscriptions [https://blog.nocturnalmonkey.com/listening-to/] along the way. One of the most recent additions is the Unusable Podcast [https://podcast.theunusable.com/], a show
A couple of things has shaped the way I approach projects recently. Discussing design with Tim [https://twitter.com/timharbour] over beers has shed light on a better design process. And seeing Aral Balkan [https://twitter.com/aral] speak at Wuthering Bytes [http://wutheringbytes.com/] last month has started to
> Keep two books on your nightstand at all times: one fiction, one non-fiction... Start brave and brash: you can always make things more conservative, but it's hard to make things more radical... Everything is interesting to someone... A beautifully crafted blog entry by Frank Chimero with more thought-provoking and inspiring
A really great short film featuring Khoi Vinh [http://www.subtraction.com/] talking about comics, design and grids. If you haven't read his book on grid design for the web, Ordering Disorder [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ordering-Disorder-Principles-Design-Interaction/dp/0321703537/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320875279&sr=8-1]
This morning I watched an interesting documentary [http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y5kdx/Abraham_Lincoln_Saint_or_Sinner/] on Abraham Lincoln and some of the lesser publicised sides of his rise to the presidency (lesser publicised at least to a bloke from Yorkshire). During the Lincoln-Douglas debates [http:
Not to be confused with my article from earlier this year [https://blog.nocturnalmonkey.com/the-invisible-interface/]. I've been thinking a lot lately about how we go about using our devices and computers. Times are changing and people don't see devices the same way they did ten or fifteen years ago.
The illustrious Graphic Designer, Michael Bierut [http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=6067], recently wrote a long and rather interesting article about his collection of notebooks (what he likes to call them) he has built up over his 25 year career working in the design industry. I found it
Having used the majority of standard word processing applications over the years I, like many I'm sure, have become used to the features that now come as standard with most applications, the ability to change font sizes, weight, typeface, colour, alignment etc. which are lovely features to have but with