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A personal scrapbook for things I find interesting and feel like sharing or commenting on. Broadly speaking, covering design, tech and occasionally craft. My name's Denise. I'm the co-founder of b3ta and the ex-creative director of MOO. These days I'm a creative director at BERG but these views are my own. Thanks for visiting.

My Cousin is Not a Hero

Seven questions to build a roadmap

A new digital hub on the Tyne | Government Digital Service

I’m contracting with HMRC at the moment, as head of design for their digital services. This is a piece about the Newcastle delivery centre, in which I very kindly receive a mention. I’m not there forever, but it is / has been an interesting time.

Data Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization

Interesting article. I have a facebook account and look at it, say, every couple of weeks. I don’t post on it (or at least I post rarely and usually to wish people happy birthday). I was half way through reading this piece when I realised I’d never noticed the ads. I just don’t see them. I should probably be outraged at the things they are offering me, but frankly, I have absolutely no idea what they are.

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News

The Fold team believes that context is so intrinsic to understanding information that their platform can span beyond news and work for how-to articles, recipes, academic papers, and more.”

I used to design magazines. I hate to say this but magazine designers had a magical way of doing this - even in print! It was called a pull out box. 

Should you manage to find a something so retro as a magazine in your own life see if you can spot one! They use them on long form articles. They can also be spotted in ‘Newspapers’ if anyone remembers those.

 

Japanese Boxwood Combs from Nalata Nalata
Photography by Armando Rafael

Beautiful.

 

Japanese Boxwood Combs from Nalata Nalata

Photography by Armando Rafael

Beautiful.