“Recognising the need is the primary condition of design.” – Charles Eames

Designing for the mind – http://t.co/P49pBZ8l

Blonde Christmas card and shizzle > http://t.co/phRAAlex

Look out everyone. Andy is coding.

from our own @graham_hutch http://t.co/Py8xRTSo . Geeneearse.

#hurricanebawbag right messed up my hair.

I’m solutionised the fo out of some low-hanging fruit already.

I’m practising mobile first design. Live.

Im solutionising the fuck out of today.

Solutionising is not a real word.

RT @TopsyRT: Reduce Noise to Encourage Flow | UX Booth http://t.co/XdZ4USIa

What should FMCG brands do with their websites?

X Factor series 6 peaked at 19.7 million viewers. Historical-first-ever political debate peaked at 9.9 million.

toaster : Altrincham : Terrance Trent D’arby #Random3Things

RT @iA: George Orwell would have liked this: http://i.imgur.com/0pSlB.jpg (via @iA_Chris)

There’s a nice little design debate taking place on my latest blog post – http://tinyurl.com/yb5ezbj (via @dav_hamill)

Michael Buble, being stalked by a velociraptor. No, really: http://bit.ly/aL32lK amazing. (via @danaeshell)

Beautiful: Capsule hotel – 9 hours http://bit.ly/bMW6mb via @pygeek (via @iA)

All the Right Way to Wireframe Videos http://bit.ly/9XiP4k #ux

3 sites i like http://feathersapp.com/, http://iampaddy.com/, http://yaili.com/

“Everytime you make a powerpoint, Edward Tufte kills a kitten. ” http://bit.ly/8YIDeP /Via @Coudal (via @konigi)

is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? | Video on TED.com http://bit.ly/aOvkhk

This is totally awesome!!! http://mrdoob.com/lab/javascript/harmony/#web via @nicksmith (via @andygoodridge)

Penguin iPad books concepts. I like the AR star finder. http://bit.ly/aV2OjL /via @apolaine & @ilovetypography @iA (via @konigi)

http://twitpic.com/16swhy – Pretty sunset tonight.

Nice, simple http://www.ericj.se (and a complete tweet) (via @gyza)

Karate kid trailer – I’ll teach you Kung Fu?? Whit. http://bit.ly/bBNGe9.

Interface nugget > scroll for more tab. http://bit.ly/bJgag0

What do my iPhone apps say about me? http://bit.ly/cHL3VD

RT @thismanslife: Very clever use of video and web page manipulation. A must see: http://www.vimeo.com/9194146 (via @keikei)

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years http://bit.ly/c3AMMf

chatty forms. http://bit.ly/aHBZOO

nice future ui vids http://vimeo.com/channels/xui

Before you design or code anything fancy, watch this. http://bit.ly/a3MUSk. It’s easy to loose track of how much people know/care about tech

Why does design feel like a game of tennis when it should be a collaborative jazz-funk-fusion-experience. No wrong notes. Reactive. Nice.

Blonde launches the 5th emergency service – http://willmyirnbrufreezeinthecar.com/ (via @Phil_Adams)

RT @iA Finally! An anti-social network, for the people you hate ! – http://www.arsebook.org/

RT @use_this The $5 Guerrilla User Test « Bumblebee Labs Blog http://bit.ly/czFHEQ #ux

User experience trading cards 2009 Series – http://bit.ly/5jUt9A #ux #cards #tasks (via @keikei)

I’m not sure I like the term “Meat Stylus” but… http://kottke.org/10/02/meat-stylus-for-the-iphone

nice free icon set http://somerandomdude.com/projects/iconic/

genius. http://wookieepedia.org/

I’m going through a Gary Numan phase.

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. — Steve Jobs

Added Eric, Andrew, Kev, Guy, Darren, Phillip, Kenneth and Jeff to no1dave.com .They’re all beauties. No1. Kenneth in particular.

nice. http://www.drupalgardens.com/

can’t quite work out if this is real or not. http://bit.ly/cHqoM2 http://bit.ly/cVGjxa. Baran Galocy looks interesting http://bit.ly/avVPvy

nice post on realism in ui design. http://bit.ly/5HKXHg

roy just ran.

this is an excellent listen. Audio Analysis of the Beatles Multitrack Masters http://bit.ly/173r2y

my new “site at lunch time” http://www.no1dave.com/ . Name requests welcomed :)

Dave’s still okay though. http://bit.ly/6rz50I. Thank the lord jebus.


Thoughts on Prototyping

There is no such thing as high or low fidelity, only appropriate fidelity. Bill Buxton

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.- Saint Exupery

tight new interface on http://konigi.com/. Tight like a tiger.

should software really be so chilled. http://www.ommwriter.com/ Yes. I think so. Ommmmm.

Google zeitgeist 2009 http://bit.ly/4vS1zd People really like searching for dead folk.

Data Monday: More Facebook Stats http://bit.ly/7Hz9To #ux (via @use_this)

just hit level 8 on thesixtyone! – http://www.thesixtyone.com/andyi/

Hard-hitting climate change film. Not for the faint-hearted. http://bit.ly/5BmHel (via @Phil_Adams)

you http://autocompleteme.com/

Star Wars on Facebook. http://bit.ly/4A3Jua

woo! My bootiful wife’s officially a recording artist. http://www.rodjonesmusic.com/ Go pre order now. Go on. Still here? Off you go.

Stoopid website > http://googlegooglegooglegoogle.com/ I kinda like it though. Like a daft Labrador.

Qualities cannot thrive out of context. Everything is interwoven.

how and why we lie to ourselves. http://bit.ly/AUWe

Thierry Henry’s keepy uppy challenge. http://andyi.co.uk/honest-henry/

My posterous connects to my… twitter… my twitter connects to my… facebook…. my facebook connects to my blog… my blog… la dee da.

pro tweeter extraordinaire. http://bit.ly/37ahQq

why? http://bit.ly/4BwT0p Surely Microsoft is messing with us. They can’t possibly be so shit. It’s ironic yeh? Like the windows 7 parties?

http://twitpic.com/pv513 – Creative ways to kill ideas. (via @Phil_Adams)

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More Charlie Brooker genius. http://bit.ly/4qXycp

trying out task analysis grids. http://bit.ly/3pYSdc

Simple even…. Simples.

Simpel but super observation http://bit.ly/1yxg2Z

http://www.jumpchart.com/ looks interesting.

Apparently my wife’s big in marketing http://bit.ly/2tA6Pf

darned nice looking site http://samizdat.cc/cyoa/

can’t work out if this site is brilliant or a just a total pain in the bum to use. http://www.whistles.co.uk/

building banner ad after banner ad after banner ad… Just call me banner boy. Click here.

really nice redesign at http://www.moma.org/

is this real? http://warmouse.com/ …can’t be.

Working harder to get more in debt. The modern economic model.

Working harder to get more in debt. The modern economic model.

it’s a question the people need answered. Quickly. http://www.whatwontmeatloafdoforlove.com/

nice site. nice concept. I feel all warm inside. http://www.kickstarter.com/

I’m a fool for drinking so much. Will I ever learn? Hopefully.


Perceived simplicity

myth of the page fold. http://bit.ly/2wWB9Z

Didn’t realise how many passwords, settings, applications and general personalisation one has on my computer. Back up hard drive in future.

likes Turn Country Lanes Into Motorways by The Voluntary Butler Scheme – http://www.thesixtyone.com/butlerscheme/song/67009/

#Sidewiki might change things a tadger.

hope Air France will bleeding feed me on the way back. Stingy buggers.

beware managers with free time. http://bit.ly/2XxP2J

Science of motivation. I feel 23.2% more pumped just watching. http://bit.ly/nzmRH


Jolly good form

has a brand new niece! Anna Irvine. 7 nieces and nephews now. Had to count them all on my fingers this morning.

If I hear the phrase “Above the line” once more, I’m gonna punch said phrase sayer square on the nose. Put your dukes up sir.


Brand as a Destination


Nil By Interface #4

websites done with google maps. http://bit.ly/chYr7

RT @boagworld AudioBoo: The number of visitors doesn’t matter http://boo.fm/b58849


Text as UI #1


3 Clicks no more


Neuro Web Design

The football coaching course I’m attending is called “Early touches”. Seems wrong. Though you do need full disclosure.

has typekit-ted up his blog at http://blog.andyi.co.uk . Hmm… a successful first bash at this me thinks.

playing with typekit. Very interesting indeed.

RT @userfocus Pretty is not decoration. Pretty is function. (Slide deck on the importance of visual design). http://bit.ly/dpz9i



“What’s wrong with how we engineer things is that most of what we accept as the proper order of things is based on assumptions, not observations.” – Matthew E. May


Nil By Interface #3

“Stop trying to hit me and hit me.” – Morpheus


Listening to a Waiter

RT @OPENForum In Pursuit of Elegance: 12 Indispensable Tips : The World : Idea Hub :: American Express OPEN Forum http://tinyurl.com/nbelww

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
-Antoine De Saint-Exupery

has mobified his blog http://andyi.mobify.me/

http://mobify.me/ is awfully nice.

wondering if I’ll be less useless when I grow up.


5k Space Invaders


Design Genius #1


Proc55ing JS


Show Me What’s Hot!

What Metric are you Designing to Improve Today? Very concise and simple. http://bit.ly/7wpun


Size of our World


Harry Patch (In Memory Of)


The Importance of Consistency

I am part of the worlds largest cancan. Find out about the IRN-BRU Clan and a free music event at http://www.irnbrucanclan.com

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” – Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda

just hit level 7 on thesixtyone! – http://www.thesixtyone.com/andyi/

And She Would Darken the Memory – Twilight Sad – http://bit.ly/mqmyT

listening to I Saw The Bright Shinies by The Octopus Project – http://www.thesixtyone.com/TheOctopusProject/song/401/

@andylazybird too kind sir. Though I know I’m only a mere beginner in walrus related blogging. But you have to start somewhere.

@andylazybird ha ha. Yeh I know. A major oversight. Sorted now though.


Animated Walrus

@emmawebb it’s true (blog.andyi.co.uk) Just made it this morning. 10 years behind as always.


Bunch of users


Nil by interface #2 WESC

Liking things by WeAreTheSuperlativeCompany. Very nice.


Augmented Reality hairdoo


Nil By Interface #1 – stylous.com

damned pants on back to front again.

just hit level 6 on thesixtyone! – http://www.thesixtyone.com/andyi/

Wow! @msofficeus is breaking HTML email by using Word to display emails in Outlook 2010. See http://fixoutlook.org and RT

listening to 93 ‘Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief – http://www.thesixtyone.com/soulsofmischief/song/38607/

I just realised I put my pants on backwards this morning. Clothing fail.

really super twitchy from too much coffee. tweak.

pesky bank charges.

gearing up for a couple of hard weeks coding. I wish I had multiple heads like wurzel gummidge.


@pumajack A phone that’s forgetful, low concentration span and forgets words would suit me a treat I reckon.

just hit level 5 on thesixtyone! – http://www.thesixtyone.com/andyi/

just hit level 4 on thesixtyone! – http://www.thesixtyone.com/andyi/

late comer to The National. Better than late than never though I suppose.

colds are crap .com . Feeling proper poop.

he Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld still feels super fresh 18 years on…

if fireworks crashes once more I’m… gonna…. gonnna.. get… yeh… probably do nothing.

this is one scary mo fo of a machine http://www.michaelgriswold.com/Pictures/ALL/bagger/bagger.html . …koyaanisqatsi


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