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Recent project outputs and social content related to my UX, Interaction Design, Data Visualisation and Digital Sociology activities.

Inspired by someone’s comment that “their code of ethics wouldn’t even fit on a rizla”... wouldn’t it be a nice objective for all companies to have a code of ethics or T&Cs that DO fit on a rizla? #digitalsociology

I haven’t read the paper yet but this coverage of algorithmic discrimination is so important. Without greater understanding and transparency of algorithmic decisioning systems, we have no chance of actual accountability.

An interesting day of self-reflection regarding digitised life... after only 24 hours, I'm already loving my new robot vacuum. I always said I'd never have a (human) cleaner but apparently I'm OK with robots doing the jobs I don't want to? Is that OK? Where does that end?

An excellent and tangible explanation of how Facebook pages about cute dogs or God are being used to manipulate our supposed democracy through strategic Facebook campaigns, only affordable by the powerful self-serving elite. #popularinfo

Counting down the days to dissertation deadline and today's version suffix "_190821a" takes me to 31 saved copies so far. 🤪

@sketch The keyboard shortcut changes to Move Forward/Backward + Front/Back are killing me! Every time I use the old ones I nudge my components out of line. Is there no way to change back? The square bracket versions are so much further away too. 😢

Can our requirement to consume data through visualisation help improve our understanding of data in modern society? If you're engaged in data visualisation, please help my research by taking this short survey. #dataviz #datavisualization #research

I'm currently working on my final Masters dissertation which explores whether data visualisation can improve our understanding of datafication. Read more about it and how you can help. #dataviz #datavisualization #BigData #digitalsociology

Well played Amazon. Another example of how to get in the door by apparently maintaining individual privacy whilst maximising commercial opportunity from the aggregate data. #datafication

I love the design and dataviz thinking in Susie Lu's reworking of an information format that we take for granted due to its almost globally consistent format. Reviziting the Receipt by @DataToViz

Can't believe how late I am watching this but I don't mind admitting it because everyone should read and watch it. It's never too late. The same thing I say to people who think there's no point in standing against social media.

Lovely data visualisation with great content. What's not to love? (Other than the fact that you're about to get distracted by what you were supposed to be doing whilst putting together a Spotify playlist!) #dataviz

My article got picked up by the curators and deemed of suitable quality to sit within the subscriber content, so for friends who are non-subscribers, by all means use this link instead.

Following on from a short recent project using the GOV.UK Prototype Kit, I wrote an article providing guidance to enable designers new to prototyping to understand and get started with SASS. https://t.co/fN8XqIzIRh #sass #prototyping #gds #design

12.5hrs of workshops in 2 days was an “in at the deep end” introduction to my first experience as classroom assistant on an MA module but I enjoyed it and I think it went well.

Highlighting the complex design considerations of even seemingly straightforward data visualisation, I was surprised to see this #dataviz article describe data literacy growth climbing but visualise it as a downward trend! https://t.co/2NUjWpnZOL

As an environmentalist and a cyclist I'm not generally into cars but as a boy of the '80s and a designer it's hard not to admire the iconic Porsche 911. Surely the greatest example of iterative design. #design #designicon https://t.co/lwPY2f5E4X

Seeing as many people think they are searching the internet rather than Google's algorithmic representation of the internet, maybe #Google could start by being transparent about their search results rather than killing off the URL? #digitalsociology https://t.co/pP7lcYcFqq

Sometimes the ⁦@guardian⁩ publish a story that on its own justifies my subscription. This article utterly reflects my own realisation and internal-wrangling during my recent academic studies. It’s a long but essential read. #digitalsociology https://t.co/a7zcgftfeP

Having fully converted to @DuckDuckGo about a month ago as part of my de-googlification process, my only disappointment is that there’s no verb form of DuckDuckGo! When I hear “Just Google it” I want to say “No, I’ll DuckDuckGo it” but that doesn’t really work!

Frustrating as it is from a digital sociology research perspective, I’ve removed Facebook and Messenger from all my mobile devices. Maybe it’s just “end of year reflection” but today I feel like the privacy/control concerns outweigh any occasional benefits. #facebook

Excellent podcast discussing issues such as ownership of academic (meta)data in networks which academics are increasingly required to engage in, yet are often private, commercially motivated organisations. #digitalsociology #data #academia https://t.co/xx37CSPF72

Why isn’t there a native gesture in iOS to undo the previous action? The @Procreate app is so good at this that I find myself trying to undo things in other apps by two-finger double tapping! #iOS #ux #design #usability