A little bit of context goes a long way

It’s a way of framing a situation or problem where the approach to solving it, is with design. …


Making life a little bit easier, with fewer clicks.

A banner image showing the icons for Figma, Stark, Autoflow, Unsplash and Iconify

As a designer, there are countless tools available to us that aim to help speed up and add to the design process and workflow. Some of the most useful ones are plugins that you can use directly from your design programme of choice (in this case Figma). It also helps…


Why clarity matters.

Outline drawing of a person’s head, with question marks on post it notes clustered inside the head

A few weeks ago, I received an alert from Google Chrome letting me know there had been a data breach and that my accounts and passwords were at risk on a few websites. It ran a scan of my accounts and suggested at least 47 of them were at risk…


Why a lack of clarity and communication can plague digital and physical solutions

Navigating the world right now, during these uncertain times in Covid and Lockdown can be confusing. An example of this is how businesses are handling the response of re-opening and being socially distanced, in particular restaurants.

The economy has taken a hit, and businesses are struggling to operate in this…


How the world around us can be a great resource for finding inspiration when it comes to your next design

Sometimes, opening up a new (insert design tool of choice here) document and choosing an artboard, can be a daunting experience. The vast amount of white space, undisturbed, waiting for input, your input to start designing something can be intimidating. …


Why designing beyond a single device with consistency and cohesion can create a better user experience

It’s been hard adjusting to the “new normal” of life in lockdown. First came the fear and uncertainty. Then it was hope and community with people singing to their neighbours from balconies and essential workers putting their lives on the line to make sure people had what they needed. …


How much do Algorithms really help people make decisions?

If you’ve interacted with the internet at all recently, chances are you’ve probably encountered an Algorithm, whether it’s working away in the background or actively trying to push content to your attention?

But until recently, I never really thought too much about algorithms. A large majority of people have gotten…


Fill the time with insightful discussions around design

It can be hard to find and stay focused at the moment during the pandemic. Finding the motivation or inspiration to be creative can feel challenging and at times impossible with everything that’s going on in the world, and the lack of stimulus from being confined inside all day.

However…


How much will the addition of Widgets impact users with iOS 14?

In the next release for iOS, iOS 14, Apple have announced one of the new features coming will be the addition of widgets on the home screen. If you’ve used an Android phone, chances are you’ll probably be aware of widgets already existing there. Another from the list of feature…


Some thoughts about how the job searching functionality on LinkedIn could be improved

They say that looking for a new job is a full time job in and of itself.

There’s nothing glamorous about searching the internet for your next role or opportunity. …

Christopher Haines

UI Designer based in London.

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