Disabling innovation

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Setting legal standards for making websites 'accessible' to all won't help web designers, or users.

Taking a shortcut around the digital divide

Thursday, March 1, 2007

While digital inclusion has become a major focus for funding and social renewal, it is questionable whether IT is actually being used for the right reasons.

The tyranny of technology

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Promoting healthy eating, tackling truancy, improving 'social inclusion': the great potential of IT is being used for instrumental political ends.

‘It looks like Lisa Simpson giving head’

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The bizarre squashed swastika that is the London 2012 Olympics logo perfectly captures the authorities' confusion about what the Games are for.

Don't curb design enthusiasm

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The desire for sustainability has been reinterpreted as accepting limits and narrowing choices rather than expanding how we live, work, play. This kind of make-do-with-what-we-have ethos cannot be good for design and society.

Comment: Design in denial

Thursday, November 1, 2007

For many people today ‘good’ design doesn’t appeal; instead it must be ‘worthy’. That’s a real problem. 

Tracing the history of Helvetica

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A film about a font?! Yes, and it's gripping, too, showing how a sleek typeface has encouraged good design and helped to shape big ideas.

Are marketers hiding behind UGC?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Does our infatuation with user-generated content betray a lack of creativity and conviction within the marketing industry? Martyn Perks, business consultant for cScape, asks if it's time brands took the reigns back from users.

Why we should swat The Mosquito

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The launch of the Buzz Off campaign to rid Britain’s streets of a screeching ‘anti-youth gadget’ should be welcomed - and built on.

Winners and losers in a troubled economy

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Amid all the talk and speculation about the economic downturn and consequent tightening of marketing budgets, digital emerges as the sphere where opportunities remain to promote your business, engage existing customers and attract new ones -- all with relatively low costs.


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