Raising startup finance for the first time can be incredibly daunting, but Northern Ireland is a great place to do it and we have the added benefit of various government grants to help new and existing businesses grow. This article serves as a guide to the different sources of startupRead More
Iteracting with other humans is an activity we engage in on a daily basis and often requires little cognitive thought when we're engaging with friends, colleagues and family members. However, a large part of startup life involves interacting with people you don't know, and in many cases asking them toRead More
There's a lot of buzz around the practice of staying lean and saying NO to the many feature requests that you will inevitably face on your journey of building a product. However, as a startup begins to build traction it can be very difficult to balance the lean approach whileRead More
Building a responsive website can be a lot of work, especially if you're going about it the wrong way. Until recently, I had been constructing my layouts using a mixture of percentages and pixels – which is an extremely laborious, long-winded process. It resulted in many headaches while trying to ensureRead More
As I approach the final hours of my Masters in Multidisciplinary Design, I’d like to share my experience of the course and offer some reflective thoughts. This may be of interest to anyone considering signing up in the future.
I joined MA Multidisciplinary Design (now MFA) in September 2011Read More
The web is currently undergoing a major shift in user interaction patterns, these changes demand new techniques and approaches to designing for the medium. With more browsers and devices on the market than ever before, this has enabled us to consume information in a variety of new contexts. Mobile devicesRead More
Groovedeck is a fun little web application that plays your Soundcloud tracks on a turntable. If you’re not familiar with Soundcloud, it’s an online social network for musicians that enables them to host their own audio productions for others to listen to and comment on.
The native SoundcloudRead More
You’ve decided to purchase a new laptop. You set off to your local retailers and discover two models that interest you. It’s a tough decision with many factors involved; price, specification, appearance, reviews and so on. The salesman quickly interrupts you and informs you that one of theRead More