Freebie for Designers

Hello Designers! Tired of doing the same things again and again? Why not use my personal Lazy Kit, filled with useful time savers and ‘best practice’ principles. Give it a download and try it on your next website design mock-up. ...Read More

Sencha Touch – mobile web development framework

At Caplin we have been using various UI widgets from Ext JS (available from the renamed Sencha company) within Caplin Trader for a couple of years. The Ext JS widgets that we have used have been an excellent complement to the real ...Read More

Optimise for Portable Devices

Platformability is now optimised for Portable Devices. (Give it a go on your mobile!) How to achieve a better User Experience on Portable Devices... (more…) ...Read More

SPA2010 conference redux

I missed the start of SPA2010 on Sunday, I knew it was going to be a heavy week and I needed some time for the family :) Sorry Phil/Adam. Monday started with the opening plenary, I think it was good, I'm sure it ...Read More

Duncan: On The Impossible Bloomberg Makeover

Check out this great article from Dominique Leca over at UX Magazine: The Impossible Bloomberg Makeover It includes some concepts from IDEO who submitted a redesign proposal back in 2007... The comments are also interesting and ...Read More

Narrative Journey Maps

The UX team at Caplin are always looking for ways to enhance our Usage Centered Design (UCD) process and tools because we realise the importance of UCD in helping us to uncover the pain points of our users. When designing/refining application ‘flow’ one of the ...Read More

Ignoring UX could cost you

This is why it's all about the UX and not the UI.  Those in the business of developing front-end trading applications - take note. You have got to look beyond the graphics and explore the interaction while thinking about avoiding those "fat finger" ...Read More

Livescribe – as tool for Contextual Inquiry

Livescribe is a tool I’ve been using for a year or so now within the UX team here at Caplin, to capture notes from design meetings and ongoing UCD contextual inquiries. It’s a great tool and is also discreet - useful in ...Read More

Personas in the driving seat? our worksh…

Personas in the driving seat? our workshop @ the 2010 SPA conference in May 'Persona-driven development – can it work for you?' Has now been accepted! ...Read More

SPA 2010 conference proposals

The SPA conference is always a great event with lots of interesting sessions and a good mix of people in attendence. Following a succesful session that Andrew MacLeod and I ran at last year's conference (building an automated ...Read More