In Defence of the Hamburger Menu

13th January 2016

The hamburger menu has gone from handy UI element to social pariah. In this article Andy Budd discusses why some of the criticism may be premature and ill-informed.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

Fall in love with your client

23rd December 2015

Don’t be afraid of emotion in the workplace, it’s not weakness in fact it can be an infectious attribute which can benefit you and an entire team.

Michael Allan

Weeknotes #97

21st December 2015

Following our very jolly Christmas dinner, I thought it would be merry to gather intel on the Clearlefties’ 1) favourite Christmas song, and 2) what they received from their Secret Santa. And here’s what they said…

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

20 second gut tests

21st December 2015

The 20 Second Gut Test is a workshop which can help you discover an initial visual design direction. It helps you identify general design aesthetics and is a good technique to help you get started.

Michael Allan

Building the UX London website

18th December 2015

When I found out that I was building the new UX London website, I was really excited. My first attendance was when I was at University, and it was my first ever conference experience. I remember discovering a whole world of user experience that I didn’t get to see from the classroom. I left with a notebook full of scribbles and I met lots of friendly and inspiring people. It’s amazing that a few years on, I am writing about building the new UX London website.

Charlotte Jackson
Charlotte Jackson

When Agile’s not creative

16th December 2015

Agile as a methodology tends to focus so quickly on the details of a product that it’s hard to get a sense of the bigger picture.

Jon Aizlewood
Jon Aizlewood

Weeknotes #96

14th December 2015

We’re getting festive here at Clearleft Towers. Today marks the first day we’ve had Christmas music on (very exciting, especially as I’ve been trying to sneak The Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping onto the playlist since the end of November…). Mark has been baking some delicious Stollen. A very tall tree arrived, courtesy of Anna C. And there’s been some festive jumper action…

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Where to start?

11th December 2015

A lot of the talks at this year’s Chrome Dev Summit were about progressive web apps. This makes me happy. But I think the focus is perhaps a bit too much on the “app” part on not enough on “progressive”.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Weeknotes #95

8th December 2015

It’s been another busy week at Clearleft towers, as evidenced by the fact that we’re writing last weeks weeknotes on a Tuesday. The eagle eyed amongst you may also have noticed that our weeknotes suddenly jumped from the beginning of November to the beginning of December. Basically we’ve been so busy helping new clients get projects kicked off before Christmas that we accidentally skipped a whole month without noticing! Fortunately we’re back on the ball now, and looking forward to sharing what the studio has been up to.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

Recruiting for user research sessions

7th December 2015

We’re recruiting for users to participate in a user research project in December and January. We’re looking for prospective undergraduates at A level/BTEC college/6th form who are either going through the UCAS process, or will be going through the UCAS process. Participants will be paid for their time.

Clare Kirkland
Clare Kirkland

A year of learning

2nd December 2015

An anniversary occurred last week that I don’t want to let pass by unremarked. On November 24th of last year, I made this note…

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

UX London 2016 - tickets now on sale!

2nd December 2015

This year’s Clearleft conferences may be over, but does that mean we’re resting on our laurels (eating mince pies)? No, it certainly does not. We’re already beavering away, preparing for next year’s UX London, and are very excited to say that tickets are now on sale.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt