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Martyn Reding
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Spotify extends its music reach by hooking up with Uber
Those clever music pixies at Spotify have hooked up with hire company Uber, to extend their already brilliant music UX. You can now pre-select the music to be played, when your car arrives and throughout your journey. Not a huge functional upgrade, just a l...

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Recent book cover design work
A small 'out of hours' project for a writer friend. Although this is a print mockup, the layout was composed primarily for digital publication.

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Why don't we have arbejdsglaede?
Some Scandinavian countries have a word "arbejdsglaede" to describe happiness at work. It's used to describe a sense of contentment and fulfilment from your chosen vocation. This word doesn't exist in English. We have a million ways to describe being drunk ...

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On @jiggityk Steve Jobs Watch essay
Last week I read Jong-Moon Kim's essay on what he felt could have been better about Tim Cook's product unveiling and how Steve Jobs would have done it better. On reading the essay I initially felt uneasy and morbid, but since then I've been unable to shake ...

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Guardian rolls digital design in to print
This article makes me feel happy and hopeful. The guardian is taking the design guides that it developed for its digital editions over in to the printed material. Regardless of what you think of the design choices in here, the principle has to be admired. A...

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Two design observations on the Apple Watch
So the 'big reveal' is done. The speculation can die down for a few months and the crowds of early adopters have at least 5 months to whip themselves in to a rabid frenzy, before they can get their hands on Apple's Watch. The event itself was a fairly stand...

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Perfectly executing the wrong plan (from Google I/O)
You Didn’t Understand The Problem You Were Solving You Asked Your Friends What They Thought You Listened To Users Instead Of Watching Them You Didn’t Test Your Riskiest Assumption You Had A "Bob The Builder" Mentality  Harsh but worthy presentation from Goo...

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Hey Guevara doesn't like IE
Hey Guevara is a new peer to peer insurance service currently in Beta. Probably not a disrupter, but certainly something that could cut through the overly complicated, bad user experiences of most insurance providers. Mostly importantly unlike most insurers...

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Old clip, but still a great presentation. Designing Obama's election campaign, by @simplescott
Not only did this team understand and implement an agile environment, before we turned it in to commonplace, but they also demonstrate the importance of bringing offline and online brand decisions in to one stream.

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Tomorrowland music festival wearable faff
Well it's a good try and a broadly speaking it's a good concept, however it falls down in the execution. The finite details of setting it up and how everything has to be so precise sounds like far more work than it's worth to ultimately get emails and some ...
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