We’re hiring!

24th February 2016

We are looking for a Lead UX Designer/Product Strategist

Richard Rutter
Richard Rutter

Weeknotes #103

18th February 2016

In a dramatic twist to last week, this week’s weeknotes are early. Gasp. Shock. Awe.

Jon Aizlewood
Jon Aizlewood

The inception of culture change

17th February 2016

Culture change. It’s a phrase that’s thrown around with reckless abandon these days. Seems like no matter where you turn everyone is looking for a culture reboot.

Andy Thornton
Andy Thornton

Weeknotes #102

15th February 2016

The weeknotes are little late this week (or is it last week?). It’s been a busy time, with lots of heads-down immersion in client projects.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

On web typography

15th February 2016

Typography - it’s at the heart of the web experience but with so many different options available it’s sometimes hard to know where to start when designing. Font stacking, embedding or web fonts? And what’s more important, brand or user experience? And what does this all mean for the designer who just wants to try and make type look great across as many devices as possible without losing their mind?

Ben White
Ben White

Weeknotes #101

7th February 2016

By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet’s infinite organisms, and that right is ours against all challenges, for neither do men live or die in vain.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Weeknotes #100

29th January 2016

For our 100th weeknotes edition, I consulted the oracle (in the form of the Elle Horoscopes website) to find out what has been going down at Clearleft HQ this week.

Mark Perkins
Mark Perkins

A tiny lesson: Using the Lean Coffee format for large group discussions

27th January 2016

This week we hosted the Agile SwapShop meet up at Clearleft, and had around 20 people come along to the session. With such a large group of people, and the emphasis being on discussion rather than presentations, it was important to find a method to allow everyone to get involved and provide a useful structure for the conversation. We decided to try out the Lean Coffee method.

Clare Kirkland
Clare Kirkland

Clearleft Roundtable series: ‘Going Responsive’

27th January 2016

A couple of weeks ago we held the second in a series of Roundtable events, where we invited UX leads, product owners and creative technologists from organisations like The Guardian, Auto Trader, RBS and Pearson who are at varying points of the journey of going responsive; to share experiences, troubleshoot, debate and share ideas.

Anna Carlson

Exploring OKRs at Clearleft

19th January 2016

Objectives and Key Results—or OKRs for short—are all the rage in Silicon Valley at the moment. So we’ve decided to start a 6-month experiment to see if they’d work for Clearleft.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

Hamburger, hamburger, hamburger

19th January 2016

Andy’s been playing Devil’s Advocate again, defending the much-maligned hamburger button. Weirdly though, I think I’ve seen more blog posts, tweets, and presentations defending this supposed underdog than I’ve seen knocking it.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Testing

15th January 2016

It’s tempting to think of testing with screen-readers as being like testing with browsers. With browser testing, you’re checking to see how a particular piece of software deals with the code you’re throwing at it. A screen reader is a piece of software too, so it makes sense to approach it the same way, right?

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

One day in London

15th January 2016

don’t get up to London all that often—maybe once every few weeks; just long enough for the city’s skyline to have changed again. Yesterday was one of those days out in the big smoke.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith