Category Archives: Design

When your hack day idea gets out of control

The following is a shortened article from Medium, written by Anna Peniašková. People at White October love doing hack days. It is a great way to push your limits and have fun making silly things. We held another hack day in January 2017.  Read more about what we have done during our previous hack days here. […]

Double gold for White October team

You’re quite right, yes, we’re really proud to be design winners – a double gold in fact – with Oxford Analytica’s Daily Brief and the Let’s Talk FGM app with Oxford Health. Congratulations to the teams working on both projects. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the […]

‘Let’s Talk FGM’ app wins London Design Award

The following is a shortened press release, 24 Nov 2016. An app designed to make it easier for health professionals to talk about female genital mutilation (FGM) with their clients has been voted Best in the Digital Health category in the London Design Awards, a global award series that celebrates excellence in design. ‘Let’s Talk […]

Shortlisted for the London Design Awards with Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica.

We’re really proud to be shortlisted with our Clients for this award. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. Congratulations to the teams working on Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica. Here is an outline of both projects with links to the nomination. Feel free to give us […]

White October fills key management roles from within its own talent pool

The following is a shortened press release, Sep 2016.   Two talented women from the White October team are taking on leadership roles within the firm and our sister company White October Events.  Jo Lankester is to become Interim Managing Director of White October Events, to provide maternity cover for founder and MD Ruth Yarnit.  Sarah […]

FGM – an app to get people talking

Let’s Talk FGM is an app we’ve built in partnership with Joanne McEwan, Health Visitor at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and awardee of a Mary Seacole Leadership Award. We’ve been working closely with Joanne to design and build an iPad app for health professionals to use when talking about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with […]

UX in the City: Takeaway Pack

Catching Rainbows with Porcupines UX in the City Takeaway Pack Thank you for taking the time to come and see our talk. Some topics are too big to cover in adequate detail in just one talk, so we created this ‘sensory pack’ to try and expand on an important subject and offer you more avenues […]

What it means to be a designer at White October

People think being a web designer is only about making things look good. I often joke about that stereotype myself, but the reality is being a designer involves a lot more than that and can be really hard work, especially when you focus on UX. Recently a Project manager colleague told me that UX is […]