I have a baby son called Felix. He’s small, and cute. I’m aware of the subjectivity of the latter part of that statement, but it’s not up for debate. When you have a kid, you’ll understand. If Felix looked like Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth, I’d still say he’s cute. That’s just how it is. So let’s move on.
There’s been a new buzzword circulating within recruiters and HR professionals lately – “progressive culture”.
On reading the article “Ten Signs of a Progressive Company Culture” on the Forbes website, I realised that this was the very essence of Createful and how we do things. We are so progressive in our culture, that we were doing this before it was even a thing!
Every digital agency is different. With so many in the Bournemouth and Poole area, it’s important that each has their own personality. Createful has been around for 6 years, and in that time we have built our own identity. Ever wondered what it’s like to be Createful? Here is an insight into our world.
The world of web design, like fashion, tends to be characterised by identifiable trends. Some come and go, and some are longer-lasting. Someone does something cool, that something wins an award, gets lots of publicity, and becomes a source of excitement and inspiration to the design community. And so a trend is born. This process is inevitable, recurrent, and, in my opinion, potentially harmful.
I went to University waaay back in 1997 in Newport in South Wales. I did the Multimedia degree course, which was a bit of a guinea pig exercise as we were one of the first year groups to combine fine arts with computers and HTML markup. It was essentially a course in web design and new media. But there was one important thing they didn’t teach me about working in a digital agency…
Over the last few weeks we’ve been joined here in the studio by talented game/mobile designer-developer extrordinaire Jamie Roe. While on placement he’s been exploring a task we set him to develop an app that blends some simple user interaction with 3D modelling. With the easy job over, we then asked him to write about it for our blog!
Part of my job is to manage projects here at Createful. This means I am the professional nagging machine and task chaser. It is my responsibility to keep on track of things and to monitor the progress of our client’s projects. I could write a long list about all of the things I’ve learnt since becoming a PM. Instead here is something a little different, some tips on how not to be a Project Manager.
If you Google the definition of ‘dating’, most results will sound something like this: “Two people meet socially for companionship, usually with the aim of assessing the each other’s suitability for an intimate relationship”. With an increasing prevalence of dating apps, in this dual-authored post we look at two sides of the story.
The outfits are hanging in the dressing rooms, final rehearsals taking place and awards receiving their final polishing. The 2016 BRIT Awards have arrived. Tonight, tens of thousands of people will join the likes of Adele, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Coldplay, at Britain’s most anticipated music event.
We’ve all seen it. That photograph showing a paved path next to a patch of grass where a dirt path has been worn by people taking a short cut. Over the top of the paved path is the word “Design” and on top of the other is the word “User Experience”. This image irked me the moment I saw it, but why? And what does it tell us about the reality of design and user experience?