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Martin Belam
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I went to a Facebook promoted event this week where people from Facebook, GDS, Orange and OpenIDEO talked about some of the tools they build for behind-the-scenes usage by staff #ux   #design  
Last night I went to an event called “Elegant Tools” which was hosted by Facebook in the swanky surrounds of the St Pancras Renaissance, which was also once the location for a great episode of Most Haunted. 1610945_10153340012440708_7529757626754043269_n. The evening was introduced by Margaret ...
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Very good piece from +James Ball about the new wave of data journalism-y sites sprouting up in the US
James Ball: A New York Times site completes the trio started by Nate Silver and Ezra Klein. Maybe it's all a little too much information
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I’ve seen lots of #marketing  folk complaining that brands are not getting as much #Facebook  reach as before with their posts. Here’s why I think they are worrying about the wrong thing. 
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I gave a talk at a #ProductTank  event about #innovation  at speed last night, discussing how we built +Ampp3d from scratch in just eight weeks. Here’s what I said...
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So interesting question. Given the guardians large development team and large data journalism team and commitment to data, why did they not do it first or better since?
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I wrote a little blog thingy about how with +Ampp3d we are trying to make our #emailnewsletter  useful, and sound like they are written by a human
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I was at the London #ContentStrategy   Meet-up last night, giving one of 8 lightning talks. Here are my notes on the other 7...
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Interesting move by the New York Times forcing staff on to their phones - I approve
The New York Times are running an experiment to force staff off their desktop machines and on to their mobile phones and tablets. Mark Coatney has writte
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I wonder if there will be a back door for those actually working on / supporting the desktop site. Another large company I know would have forgotten about that if (cough, when, ha) they did that.
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My new project for the Mirror is a comedy sport site - like +UsVsTh3m but for sport. And there is a competition to give it a name. More details here...
Win a place in Mirror Football's history! Enter our latest competition: name our brand new football game section and we'll create a game about YOUR team, just for you
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I had a lot of fun yesterday giving one of the keynotes at the #IASummit  in San Diego. Here’s one of the #IA  quizzes I got people to play - the IA-o-meter. How much of an #informationarchitect  are you?
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An article I’ve written about why it is so important for #publishers  to get #mobile   #UX  right
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I’m hiring. I’m putting together a team to make socially shareable #datajournalism   for Trinity Mirror in London.
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I’ll be talking at this event tonight about doing “funny” satirical political stuff on the web, mentioning +UsVsTh3m ,@BBCExtraGhost,#Vennfest, and outing another secret project of mine. Starts at 8:30, ends in a heap having shouted at #BBCQuestionTime  on the big screen.
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  • Emblem Digital Consulting
    Principal Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Guardian News & Media
    Lead User Experience & Information Architect, 2009 - 2012
  • BBC
    Senior Development Producer, 2000 - 2005
  • Sony
    Usability Consultant, 2005 - 2006
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Designer & journalist. Founder of digital consultancy Emblem. Writes about UX, journalism & digital media at martinbelam.com. Helps organise @thisisldnia
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Walthamstow, London - Leeds - Chania, Crete - Salzburg, Austria