Category Archives: design

How a state-funded Design Workshop in Ireland inspired a generation…

I recently spent a week in Kilkenny, Ireland, working on a project with John Cleere, owner of Red Lemonade Creative (pictured, left). He was building an app all about the Kilkenny Design Workshops – a highly talented collection of designers from

How a state-funded Design Workshop in Ireland inspired a generation…

I recently spent a week in Kilkenny, Ireland, working on a project with John Cleere, owner of Red Lemonade Creative (pictured, left). He was building an app all about the Kilkenny Design Workshops – a highly talented collection of designers from

10 steps to getting more downloads for your digital magazines…

Where can publishers look to improve their current digital circulation on tablets and phones? Here are ten reasons that I think are a factor in the poor download numbers up to now, and the steps to take: 1. Download size. If

10 steps to getting more downloads for your digital magazines…

Where can publishers look to improve their current digital circulation on tablets and phones? Here are ten reasons that I think are a factor in the poor download numbers up to now, and the steps to take: 1. Download size. If

The challenges for digital magazines

“Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business.” Mark Sanborn, author & speaker. Based on the last few years of my

The challenges for digital magazines

“Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business.” Mark Sanborn, author & speaker. Based on the last few years of my

Tech. iPad Magazine covers.

Here’s all 22 covers of tech. magazine since the launch in late November 2012. You can see we’re still experimenting, and trying a few things out. Instant product news seems to work well with readers, and anything iPad-related. Also, lately,

Tech. iPad Magazine covers.

Here’s all 22 covers of tech. magazine since the launch in late November 2012. You can see we’re still experimenting, and trying a few things out. Instant product news seems to work well with readers, and anything iPad-related. Also, lately,

Interactive iPad advert for Audi…

Audi R8 interactive ad by ALMAP BBDO. This is a fantastic example of an ad agency thinking ahead of the curve. Love the idea, innovation, and simplicity – and the ‘fun’ element too. Using the iPad’s ‘screen shot’ controls, the

Interactive iPad advert for Audi…

Audi R8 interactive ad by ALMAP BBDO. This is a fantastic example of an ad agency thinking ahead of the curve. Love the idea, innovation, and simplicity – and the ‘fun’ element too. Using the iPad’s ‘screen shot’ controls, the

Apple’s Design tips for UI icons…

Here are some tips for designing UI Icons and Images – by Apple. Some are pretty obvious, but then Apple do excel at making things easy for the masses. I disagree with the point about portraying texture and weight to

Apple’s Design tips for UI icons…

Here are some tips for designing UI Icons and Images – by Apple. Some are pretty obvious, but then Apple do excel at making things easy for the masses. I disagree with the point about portraying texture and weight to

The Multi-screen Challenge for Digital publishers…

This is the full interview that I did for MediaBriefing.com this week… The Multi-screen Challenge for Digital publishers… What is the technical and design process for making apps and magazine content look beautiful on different tablet sizes? For T3: iPad

The Multi-screen Challenge for Digital publishers…

This is the full interview that I did for MediaBriefing.com this week… The Multi-screen Challenge for Digital publishers… What is the technical and design process for making apps and magazine content look beautiful on different tablet sizes? For T3: iPad

Tablet publishing apps in the App Store charts

Here’s a quick update from 30/5 on the current publishing apps featuring in the App Store Grossing charts for ipad in the UK region… 2. The Times 4. The Telegraph for iPad 6. The Guardian 8. Comics 19. Daily Mail

Tablet publishing apps in the App Store charts

Here’s a quick update from 30/5 on the current publishing apps featuring in the App Store Grossing charts for ipad in the UK region… 2. The Times 4. The Telegraph for iPad 6. The Guardian 8. Comics 19. Daily Mail

Optimising for new iPad

Future Publishing’s best-selling ipad app, T3: iPad Edition, is now optimised for the new iPad…and it looks fantastic. Possibly the first ‘Woodwing’ tablet app to go ‘retina’. And I’m very proud to say that after some clever compression and design

Optimising for new iPad

Future Publishing’s best-selling ipad app, T3: iPad Edition, is now optimised for the new iPad…and it looks fantastic. Possibly the first ‘Woodwing’ tablet app to go ‘retina’. And I’m very proud to say that after some clever compression and design

Page turners vs fully-interactive

Following today’s new ABC Circulation news, here’s a piece I did for the Media Briefing a few weeks ago… Apple’s Newsstand for iOS5 was launched in the UK on October 2011, and a number of mainstream consumer magazine publishers have

Page turners vs fully-interactive

Following today’s new ABC Circulation news, here’s a piece I did for the Media Briefing a few weeks ago… Apple’s Newsstand for iOS5 was launched in the UK on October 2011, and a number of mainstream consumer magazine publishers have