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Figma: the collaborative interface design tool

21st November 2016

I was recently discussing/bemoaning the lack of a Windows version of Bohemian’s Sketch on Twitter, and @ryanAmurphy suggested I check out something called Figma. At first glance Figma appears to beread more

PlayStation VR

12th October 2016

I’ve just spent some time trying out Sony’s first attempt at mass market virtual reality, PlayStation VR. As the name suggests it’s a system designed as an add-on to Sony’s current-genread more

Kubo and the Two Strings

10th September 2016

I’ve always had a thing for stop-motion, ever since I saw the work of Ray Harryhausen when I was really young. These days, there aren’t many movie studios opting to use stop-motionread more

Stranger Things

24th July 2016

I’ve just reached the end of the new Netflix series Stranger Things, and I have to say it was the most enjoyable TV I’ve seen in a long time. Written andread more

Cities of Hope 2016

29th May 2016

Over the last few days, Manchester’s Northern Quarter has played host to a number of the world’s most renowned street artists for the first Cities of Hope street art convention.read more

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Back to being the Co-op

21st May 2016

For the past ten months or so I’ve been working as part of the newly created in-house Digital team at the Co-operative Group. There’s a lot of exciting work happeningread more

INKS by State of Play

INKS

7th May 2016

INKS is the brand new iOS game from State of Play, the team behind (amongst other things) the award-winning Lumino City. INKS is essentially a pinball game (ask your parents) butread more

Street Support

Street Support: working to support the homeless in Manchester

26th April 2016

Since I started working in Manchester city centre a few months back I have to say I’ve been slightly shocked by just how many people I’ve seen sleeping rough. It’sread more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

7th April 2016

So the first teaser trailer has just been released for Rogue One:A Star Wars Story. It’s the first movie since Disney bought Lucasfilm to be set in the Star Wars universe,read more

Liverpool Comic Con 2016

Liverpool Comic Con 2016

13th March 2016

Today my kids and I had our first Comic Con experience, at Liverpool Comic Con 2016. Considering I’ve had some very geeky tendencies for most of my life (which my kids bothread more

Google Cardboard

Entry level VR – Google Cardboard

28th January 2016

I recently picked up a Google Cardboard viewer. I was interested to see exactly what kind of Virtual Reality experience it could offer, given that it’s probably the most accessible VR techread more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17th December 2015

So it’s finally here. Brand new Star Wars. And tonight, three generations of Parker (me, my Dad and my son) saw it together. If you’re wondering why I’m talking aboutread more

Rapid Prototyping with Atomic Design

4th November 2015

Atomic Design is a methodology developed by Brad Frost which, in Brad’s words, is used to construct web design systems. With the increasing movement in front-end/UI development towards building libraries of components, rather than pages,read more

Android Wear custom watch face

Creating a watch face for Android Wear

11th October 2015

I recently picked up a Motorola 360 smartwatch, and after I worked out how to get a full day out of the battery (basically try not to use it much) the nextread more

Kids of a Legend

Tight Deadlines and Demanding Clients – Kids of a Legend

2nd August 2015

Each year, as one of my two kids’ birthdays approaches, I try to think of cool things for them to do at their parties. This year, for my son’s party, we decided we’d tryread more