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

Times a changin

Christmas has changed for me over the years, from the excited, little, fresh-faced kid with Subbuteo (and tube of UHU glue) to the worn-out parent, with the jaunty paper hat and half-empty glass of beer. One of the things that hasn't changed, at least in our house, is the bumper, double issue Christmas Radio Times. … Continue reading Times a changin

A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form

You have Spam! Web content editors, designers and developers have all worked hard to make their website interesting, attractive and functional. A lot of time and money is spent promoting the website. People find the website talk about it and link to it from their website, blog, wiki, bulletin board ect. Search engines then trawl … Continue reading A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form

What Matters in Digital Marketing

Guest blogger Roy Bayfield is Director of (deep breath) Corporate Communications and Student Recruitment at Edge Hill University, a department that enjoys a unique, symbiotic relationship with Web Services. Last month I spoke at the annual Effective Marketing in Higher Education conference in London. I’ve been going to things like this for 20 years now, … Continue reading What Matters in Digital Marketing

Green is the new White!

Liverpool city centre is to have the city’s Greenest most environmentally friendly Christmas tree ever to celebrate the city’s Year of the Environment.  The project comes after the city has basked in the lime light as European City of Culture and also enjoyed its Bicentennial celebrations.  Thursday 19th November 2009 saw Liverpool's  greenest Christmas tree  … Continue reading Green is the new White!