Internet DNA - UX, Design and Tech musings
Should we be using a different search engine?

Should we be using a different search engine?

February 15, 2020

Google, Duck Duck Go, Ecosia, Tor, Dog pile, Swiss Cows, I'm not making these up they are all search engines, and which one should we use? Not to forget social searching, video searching academic and medical searching and if you are Dan tank searching - not petrol or fish just to be clear. This week we have a look at whether we should be using a different search engine, what privacy has to play in this and how much Dan hates GDPR - again.

January App Purge

January App Purge

January 28, 2020

New Year, too many iphone apps. What are useful, which are annoying, some are life saving, but still we can't seem to rid ourselves of the sweetie style icons.

Amniots and the transition through augmented to immersive virtual reality

Amniots and the transition through augmented to immersive virtual reality

December 29, 2019

A brief exploration into the how, why and when of stepping into immersive virtual reality and at what point that virtual reality becomes actual reality and vice versa.... children will accept any reality they are born into. 

 

WARNING: perhaps don't take a Solpadeine when trying to do a podcast as you may sound like you are already in that amniotic fluid... as Abi does.

Ludicrous Predictions for 2020 and beyond

Ludicrous Predictions for 2020 and beyond

December 14, 2019

With all those earnest 2020 predictions and 2019 'best of's, we thought we would do something a little different, ludicrous predictions; no plugs, no wires, no plugs just magic. Immortality, the Silicon Valley Caliphate, King China or will the internet will just break under all this pressure. Its all to play for.

5G and buckets of bandwidth

5G and buckets of bandwidth

December 12, 2019

Why do we need faster than superfast broadband? Is 5G going to change our lives? Will the countryside ever really catch up? Possibly not but throw in some charging rhinos and candy floss trees and we have plenty to talk about.

Decision making Paralysis

Decision making Paralysis

November 30, 2019

Or Analysis paralysis as it is called... mainly because it has a more catchy name! Why are we struggling to make decisions in the work place, how have meetings impacted this, and what should we do to counter it. Nike as we discover had the right attitude 'Just do it!'

Is the internet making us stupid?

Is the internet making us stupid?

November 16, 2019

A world of knowledge at our fingertips and we're watching cats fall off sofas. The internet and the way we consume data is actually rewiring our brain. This can’t be good. Or can it. Does memory give us a rich life and rich canvas from which to draw new ideas, or we can we use this knowledge and the rewiring of our to springboard into the future.

The difference between UI & UX

The difference between UI & UX

November 8, 2019

A discussion about the difference between UI & UX, is there such a thing as Dark UI, or is it just bad UX and does User Experience Design really work for small businesses. How can we take UX into the future now it is coming of age to look at the whole picture of us as people not just that instant dopamine hit for a user lining the pockets of giants. 

Is another Tech Bubble about to burst?

Is another Tech Bubble about to burst?

October 30, 2019

WeWork's fall from grace, Airbnb rushing to IPO, nobody actually making any money. Who remembers the original crash of 2000 or the mobile phone crash or the bitcoin crash, electric bike crash anyone? We discuss the likelihood and as all good news channels at the moment hypothesise about what may happen.

Technology and its role in climate change

Technology and its role in climate change

October 13, 2019

Smart buildings, electric cars, renewable energy, it's all there so is it technology or the messaging and our habits that need to change? Technology in theory can help us clean up the mess we have made and prevent us from doing it again; but what about in practice? Which government will actually commit to saving our long term future over their short term goals - it seems a simple answer so why is no one doing it? Enter Greta Thunberg.

Or maybe the actual best solution to climate change is removing humans altogether... and perhaps farty cows - if we tasked an AI with solving climate change, would this be it's solution?