Mikey Allan

Journal
  1. Web technology is unlocking design possibilities

    Whenever new design trends come they get adopted by the masses (me included) and arguably overused until after some time a designer will go on stage at some conference and shout “Design is stuck in a rut” – “We’re all just doing the same old SH*T”. In many respects they’re right, however I don’t believe that life […]

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  2. Constant and visible objectives

    It’s the kick off meeting, all parties join together to discuss the upcoming project, there’s excitement, enthusiasm, energy. Powerful statements get thrown around like “we want to be bold”, “Fresh” and be “seen as one of the leaders in our industry”. And who doesn’t? When developing a new product or refreshing an existing one, it’s important to […]

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  3. Redesigning UX London

    UX London 2015 was fun, highly thematic and bold in terms of design. Previous designs were somewhat “MEH”. I wouldn’t say they were badly designed but they lacked anything special and certainly do not reflect the capabilities of the Clearleft team. When briefed with the re-design of the 2016 site, I began to go down my usual […]

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  4. Let’s get real conference 2015

    I’ve just had the pleasure of going to Culture 24’s Let’s get real, moreover I was asked to be part of a panel to talk about the Digital Stories project I worked on with the Wellcome Collection. Typically I would go to tech-focused, digital-design conferences, however as this one was mostly aimed at the culture sector and […]

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