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Hitachi’s new site sends strong signals

How does a world-leading rail manufacturer like Hitachi Rail Europe help people keep track of its organisation?   From government officials to railway enthusiasts, potential employees to industry commentators, Hitachi Rail Europe speaks to an incredibly wide audience. For anyone who wants to know more about, travel with, talk to or work with Hitachi Rail […]

Managing design. How do we do it?

Joel Hughes of the Business of Web Design chats to Jo Lankester, our Head of Design about her role and how design is helping to grow the agency. The interview is an extract from this podcast.   Tell me what you do Basically I make make sure we are maintaining high standards for design output […]

Disrespect the backlog: half of everything you know is wrong

Chris Jones, our Client Services Director, once wrote a line in a proposal which I’ve been quoting ever since, exclaiming the stupidity of sticking to a technical specification that is six months old. That’s of course part of the problem agile solves – keep your backlog flexible; decide on priorities as you go; allow yourself […]

How to get better feedback from your client

We all know how difficult is it to get a constructive feedback from your client.  “Make it pop!”, “I need you to have fun with it“, “Jazz it up“ or the simple “I just don’t like it“. You can find lots of interesting articles about how to get a better feedback but applying some of […]

Book Club – ‘Undercover User Experience Design’ by Cenydd Bowles and James Box

The second book tackled by the White October book club was Undercover User Experience Design by Cenydd Bowles and James Box. This post gives a review of the book, what we did in the sessions, what we liked and what we didn’t. Why this book? The idea behind ‘Undercover UX’ is to show you ways that you can […]

Online overhaul helps Cochrane Health Reviews reach wider public

The following is a shortened press release.   Making evidence-based medical reviews widely available to the public relies on easy, jargon-free online access.  Cochrane, a global independent network of medical professionals, patients and people interested in health, is meeting this challenge with an overhaul of its website and Cochrane Library of medical reviews.  The move […]

DPM UK 2015 – Creating space for individuals

On 29th January, four of the White October Project Management team went to Manchester for a conference about digital project management. Sounds quite dry doesn’t it? It wasn’t. The topics varied from introverts and extroverts, artificial intelligence and chaos monkey management. There were tales of crying in the company bathroom, cage fighting and Kevin Bacon. […]

Oxford Aims for ‘Number One Tech Hub’ Title

Ahead of the Digital Oxford launch on January 28, Wired UK  gives a detailed insight of our efforts to bring together the tech communities in Oxford and Oxfordshire. In the article journalist Mark Piesing talks to Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, NaturalMotion founder and CEO Torsten Reil, Digital Network […]