2010: The Year of Open Data?

I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year.  2010 will be the year that data becomes important. I’ve long been a believer in opening up sources of data.  As far as possible, we try to … Continue reading 2010: The Year of Open Data?

Electronic Waste or e-waste

"Electronic waste" can be defined as all secondary computers, electronics, mobile phones, and other items such as television sets and refrigerators, whether sold, donated, or no longer wanted by their original owners. E-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste, much of it ends up dumped in Africa and Asia. Take a look … Continue reading Electronic Waste or e-waste

Form Follows Function, But How Far Behind?

I go into this blog-post blind, but I am conscious of two things: firstly that I have a question, but no conclusion; secondly, I’m haunted by an image of neatly aligned post-it notes, stuck on a whiteboard. The Question Does the designer need to be involved in a development project from conception to sign off, … Continue reading Form Follows Function, But How Far Behind?

Making the best use of the Information Screens

IT Services Information Screens (Digital Signage) are located in some of the most vibrant areas of Edge Hill’s campus. These screens are able to display announcements as well as play video clips such as the recruiting TV advertisement for the University. These signs improve communication as well as provide an important and compelling information resource, … Continue reading Making the best use of the Information Screens