Tom Carding

Tom Carding

Notes to self... and other people

Virtual reality. No, really it'll work this time. No, it will.

It is the year of virtual reality, again. This is something like the thirtieth straight year that it has been the year of virtual reality, again. I've been hearing about how VR is going to improve all our lives and revolutionise computing and entertainment since I was 8. VR is to my generation what jetpacks and robot butlers were to our parents; the distant promise of technology rendered i...

Meditations on commuting

It's been a while since my commute was longer than 15 minutes in a car or a 30 minute walk; it's been 4 years, in fact.When last I worked in the city I was commuting by bus. Cramped conditions, appalling traffic and the truly unwashed nature of the great unwashed made for an unpleasant ride home in a city that regularly tops 30 celsius. Two things of note in this process have happened...

6 habits of inefficient designers

Sometimes listicles are worth reading. This is a good one to read if you're in the middle of a project. I know I've found myself doing at least one of these simply from losing perspective or forgetting to take a step back from the project,6 habits of inefficient designershttp://thenextweb.com/dd/2015/10/26/6-habits-of-inefficient-designers/Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, rig...

Device trends

How odd. The major tech players have started actually designing their devices around usability as well as portability. Microsoft are busy making themselves relevant and even appealing again. Apple are busily copying everyone and marketing it better than anyone and Google (still) have one hell of a fight on their hands! All three have released quite similar looking devices this last few weeks....

Ikea's incredibly futuristic table replaces your stove, your cookbook, and your brain

A great idea, but imagine it going wrong or getting hacked... ...I still want one though. Imagine being able to curate the content, create your own recipes on the fly and share them.Ikea's incredibly futuristic table replaces your stove, your cookbook, and your brainhttp://www.techinsider.io/ikea-and-ideo-reveal-table-for-living-design-process-2015-9The future is a table.

Is web design dead?

From: http://uxmag.com/articles/in-conversation-with-sergio-nouvel Referencing this article: http://uxmag.com/articles/why-web-design-is-dead

What's Really Warming the World?

Not about UX but just great graphics to support a point of viewWhat's Really Warming the World?http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Project Soli

This video makes it seem as though there are already design patterns in place for this even though the technology is so new it barely exists! I wonder how long the sort of skeumorphic tendencies will last and what else will come out of it.

Why Does This Bucket have a Hole in the Handle?

Why Does This Bucket have a Hole in the Handle?http://www.core77.com/posts/38068/Why-Does-This-Bucket-have-a-Hole-in-the-Handle Why Does This Bucket have a Hole in the Handle? A simple but clever design feature By Rain Noe - Jun 16 Join Core77 Today Submit your projects for publication } Favorite This Y 81 m 26 U 7 [ 1 X 1 H 1 4 Comments 9454 Views Japanese brand Hachiman has been making plasti...

A UX Drinking game

http://www.uxdrinkinggame.com/ At least two of these have been said to me.