Clear Thinking

Latest news and opinion from the Clearleft team

  • Fractal v1.0

    A few days ago I pushed the button on the 1.0 release of Fractal​, the open-source tool we use to build and document component libraries at Clearleft.

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  • Is UX strategy a thing?

    Over the past few years, I’ve seen an increasing number of people using the term “UX strategy”. But Is UX strategy real or imaginary? Is it something you can define and differentiate from other forms of strategy, or is it just a fancy job title to aggrandise yourself, up your day rate, and sell more consultancy hours?

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  • Webvisions, Barcelona 2016

    Last week I attended Webvisions Barcelona for the second time - I came away last year with some great inspiration, plenty of food for thought (figuratively and literally) and a few extra freckles, so my expectations this time were high.

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  • We need design leaders now more than ever

    Over the past 8 years I’ve seen numerous friends, colleagues and clients—along with many regular UX London attendees—move from design practitioners to design leaders. Some have taken up leadership roles at agencies or small design teams in traditional companies. Others have risen through the ranks of the tech giants to land senior positions at companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

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