Not on Your Keyboard ✂ ♫ ☠

You are desperately trying to finish something important, and you have to include an unusual character that’s not on your keyboard. You know like a ¿ or a ©. What do you do? Well, now there’s Not on Your Keyboard. What, you say, is Not on Your Keyboard? Notonyourkeyboard.com lists characters that aren’t on your keyboard and copies…

Redesigning Government

I recently came across this fantastic video of Mike Bracken (ex. Head of GDS and currently CDO at Co-Op Digital) and Tim O’Reily (O’Reily Media). It’s worth watching to find out more about how design and user research is transforming government services and systems. It’s also really interesting to hear Mike talk about his current…

Dark Patterns: Fighting User Deception

Dark patterns subtly encourage you to do something you might not want to do, to do something you’re not even aware that you’re doing. Dark Patterns are User Interfaces that are designed to trick people. I wanted to post a link to this site: darkpatterns.org. It’s well worth taking a look at, especially at some of…