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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 […]

We’re bowled over by project manager Sarah Clarke

Our production team gets a boost with the appointment of experienced project manager Sarah Clarke. A county cricketer in her spare time, Sarah joins White October from City & Guilds Kineo, where she handled over 30 clients, supporting business-critical sites for compliance training and e-learning.  As she’s a former web developer, she understands the challenges […]

Building a Business seminar: does my customer’s problem actually exist?

Our MD, Dave Fletcher, recently presented to budding entrepreneurs as part of the Building a Business series at the Saïd Business School.  He provided some useful tips on the first two stages of Steve Blank’s Customer Development Model. In this final blog, he looks at Customer Validation and how start-ups can establish whether a customer […]

Building a Business seminar: how start-ups can test their assumptions

During his recent seminar as part of the Building a Business series at the Saïd Business School, our MD, Dave Fletcher, talked to budding entrepreneurs about the first two stages of Steve Blank’s Customer Development Model. Here, in his follow up blog, he provides some nuggets on Customer Discovery. More specifically, recognising and testing assumptions…  […]

Housing Technology: Building an award-winning website at Paragon Community Housing

Paragon Community Housing Group has recently won the 2014 National Housing award for Best Digital Marketing for achievements that are centred on its new website. Hannah Elford, Paragon’s design and communications manager, explains how they are making the first steps in a digital journey in the November issues of Housing Technology Magazine. “We needed to […]