SVG Loading Animation using SMIL and Illustrator for use in cross platform & cross browser

I came across SVG Animation after looking for a Cross Web Browser, Cross Mobile Platform solution for small animations instead of using Gif’s. This tutorial simply shows how to make the SVG Animation as that was a little frustrating as it took me a while to work out how to make it rotate around the… Continue reading SVG Loading Animation using SMIL and Illustrator for use in cross platform & cross browser

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Top picks for webfont icon sets

I’ve been using webfonts in my software designs for a while now, and finding it really speeds up the design and build process and allows me to distribute the icons and icon updates across my design files, multiple web browsers, resolutions (no retina images) and embedded across multiple Mobile environments (Android and iOs) all with the same… Continue reading Top picks for webfont icon sets

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Keeping an eye on sales

I was asked to design up a screen where store staff could go to download a report of sales, but who the hell has time for that, medicine instead this widget is included on the operators dashboard so they can passively consume the sales data and all know the numbers. Love bringing lean startup concepts… Continue reading Keeping an eye on sales

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What does it feel like to be wrong… It feels like being right

I was watching a TED presentation on being wrong, and liked the road runner analogy used. Basically what it feels like to be wrong is like in Loony Toons where the coyote chases the road runner right off the cliff, but the coyote keeps running in the air until he realises he is in the air. He then falls.… Continue reading What does it feel like to be wrong… It feels like being right

Keynote Speaker Richard Buchanan at Service Design Conference 2011

Yesterday at Service Design Conference 2011 in San Francisco the closing keynote speaker Richard Buchanan was fantastic. It was interesting to hear his view that Management is a design practice and that Service design is an emergent practice, not a novelty. He also gave the group a bit of tough love, drugs by saying; “The… Continue reading Keynote Speaker Richard Buchanan at Service Design Conference 2011

What is service design

I’ve read quite a few definitions, and thought i’d start putting them back up here for reference, the below video i thought was a great introduction: Service Design Network, Learn Basics Page:   SDN national conference Paris 2011_Birgit Mager from sdnetwork on Vimeo. Within Service Design, Service Interfaces are designed for intangible products that are,… Continue reading What is service design