Taking our place on the exclusive new Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) Framework
The bard shuffled off this mortal coil 400 years ago, but his work is as relevant as ever. Here's some tips gleaned from his extraordinary writing.
We've created and built a new digital presence for Trinity House, a 500 year-old maritime organisation.
Designed and delivered in record time, this site helps arts and cultural organisations understand the legal requirements for data sharing.
UXB have designed and build a new website for Stoke Newington School in North London.
Small screens, multiple functions, and readers in a rush, make writing for mobile a real challenge for copywriters.
As the too close to call UK general election arrives*, which party gets the UX vote?
Content tools and platforms can help improve your marketing communications, well some can.
Creating a new digital estate for one of the UK's leading construction and development firms.
Stunning ethnic patterns inspire a creative solution for a diverse audience
The digital landscape is always changing. To help you stay afloat in 2015, here’s our roundup of trends to look out for.
Got a great idea for digital? Then here's a great idea for you – free online courses to boost your digital skills.
Looking to engage more users on your website? Our top tips on UX may be exactly what you need.
We love brands that push boundaries. Here's our pick of campaigns that caused a cyber-storm.
In the scramble to make websites responsive, many companies are overlooking their content. Check out our top tips to ensure yours stays up to scratch.
Our work for Bupa's Ground Miles campaign pops up at the World Heart Day launch in China.
UXB have launched a new website to connect schools and arts organisations in London.
Prototyping a new website for the arts and education sectors.
Talented young designer Timothy Tyndale-Brockbank has left UXB to finish his studies at Central St Martins.
Two issues have been frustrating users for as long as we've been researching and designing websites.
A website's secure connection will now be taken into account as part of Google's search result rankings.
The terms & conditions of major online businesses are unacceptable, according to a new survey.
UXB have helped The Audience Agency bring their new audience profiling tool, Audience Spectrum to life.
URL Builder is a valuable, but little known, tool in measuring the success of campaigns. We offer a few tips on how it can help you better understand who's into your content.
Content is King. You've heard it said over and over again. You've probably even said it yourself. I know I have. And yet and yet, content is still often not given the attention and respect it deserves
Biologists from the University of New South Wales think we may have reached 'peak beard'.
UXB have just launched an update to the website of long standing client, and one of London’s largest housing associations, Notting Hill Housing.
We look at why many school websites are so awful and suggest ways to make the home/school digital relationship a richer, more rewarding experience.
For super smart people who spend so much time imagining the future it seems odd that, when it comes to digital, architects are so stuck in the past.
It may be flavour of the month, but Biz Stone's new Jelly app is not to everyone's taste.
Designers who can make ideas work in any media are the future of the industry. Welcome to the world of content design.
Mid-weight designer with web experience required to join our small team servicing big and small brands. You'll work across all content types from branding to responsive design.
Adopting responsive design is the best way to cater for the massive shift to mobile, and customers will reward you for delivering a better mobile experience.
The last telegram was sent on the weekend after over 160 years years as a form of communication.
Camden is the first London borough to offer free wi-fi, but only if you're quick
UXB commissioned illustrator Kate Hazell to create an image representing the character of London's Clerkenwell, the area we work in.
5 top finds is making a come back... for today. Featuring Harrison Ford, smartphone dominos, Twitter music, Black Sabbath and Luvdby!
The new app from The Guardian makes it possible for the public to contribute from the front-line to headline stories.
By categorising images by date rather than genre, Anywhen is the perfect platform to re-discover what life was like before the internet.
Facebook release new overlay 'app', Home. Does this mean the social network are planning a phone of their own?
Don't build your mobile site assuming people are on the go. Many of them are at home, the office and very much
Creating content that inspires, informs and entertains helps you make sales without selling.
There's a lot of talk about 'the internet of things.' But what is it?
The florist's SEO tactics backfire as they disappear from Google search
With talk of Android dominating the market, why is iOS still king for our clients?
We take a look at why you should think beyond Apple when going mobile.
Myspace copyright complaints, embedded tweets gets tweaked, Quora launch mobile blog-service, Vine is released and gets its first viral news story. It is last week's top social stories.
E-readers and ebooks have been widely heralded as the apocalypse for printed books, though things might not be as gloomy as they first seemed. What does the future hold for literature in an increasingly digital world?
This week's 5 top finds comes from our intern James. So get ready for The Battery Man, Duolingo, Fresh Prince of Mandarin, Wavesilk and American Airlines' rebrand.
The HapiFork, Justin Timberlake returns to music, Sports Illustrated list the best sports photographs ever, sustainable Goedzak bin bags and famous people reading horrible tweets. It's this week's five top finds!
Apple redesign Earth, the best of the London Underground, Facebook Timeline prototype, fireworks go backwards and iconic portraits with one line. It's this week's (and this year's first) five top finds!
Last year was the busiest yet for social media, with Facebook going public, Myspace relaunching, YouTube breaking records and London 2012 causing people to tweet like it was an olympic event. Here's our top five social stories of 2012.
It's the last week before Christmas, which means wrapping up for the year at the UXB office. But, before we go, we had a look through the blog and found our top five finds of 2012. Enjoy!
Band brands, £1 fish single, Messi breaks another record, William Spencer's incredible skateboarding and some "ugly" Christmas jumpers. It's this week's five top finds.
Social networks were the epitome of web 2.0. They allowed users to generate and store their own content and share it with friends. Now, with the need to make money, they are starting to close their walls. What will this do to the open web?
Earlier this year, plans were announced for a relaunch of Myspace. So what have Justin Timberlake and his team come up with? Here are our first thoughts on the new Myspace.
Facebook stock looks up, a baby named hashtag, VetNet supported by Google Plus, new social media infographic and another, pointless Facebook prank. It's last week's top social stories.
Women arrested over Facebook post, Twitter give small businesses advertising boost, people retweet without reading links, Instagram launch embeddable badges and thanksgiving breaks Instragram records. It's last week's top social stories.
Dumb ways to die, the coolest remote control car chase, 15-year-old engineer prodigy, Larry David's Brooklyn Thanksgiving and the best Movember designs we have seen. It's this week's 5 top finds!
Being noticed on the internet can be a pretty tricky goal to achieve. How do you get people clicking on the comment, like and share buttons? With the help of video, you can present your message and engage your audience.
It's a Facebook week as ranked comments are tested, investor Mark Cuban was unhappy, job boards introduced, share buttons on mobile. Oh, and YouTube are to stop funding a majority of their premium channels. It's last week's top social stories.
#Sandy drives Instagram engagement, American Apparel make Twitter angry, Facebook advertisers can now target users by device, and Twitter want to challenge Instagram by adding filters to photos. It's last week's top social stories.
Twitter test 'Like' button and remove anti-semitic posts whilst Facebook stock improves as they receive more mobile only visitors and study reveals how many of us are Facebook friends with our bosses. It's last week's best social news.
Apple's new iPad mini, Mitt Romney memes, Tweetphony from the Metropole Orchestra, quick and easy compliments and the brand new trailer from Marvel's Iron-Man 3. This week's 5 top finds was a lot of fun, so enjoy!
The government has been known to spend too much money on websites that don't work. However, with the introduction of gov.uk, there is now a responsive, content driven portal that focuses on the user's needs.
Twitter want female board-member, Facebook's Ari Steinberg leaves to set up travel startup, page 'likes' from mobile increase, Stratos is a social media success for Red Bull and Instagram update improves Twitter compatibility. It's the social media summary!
Beautiful Pitchfork interview with Bats for Lashes, Batman uses Apple Maps, books with read-by-date, Red Bull's Stratos jump and Boards of Canada with Felix Baumgartner. It's our favourite things online this week.
Last week the social world saw Facebook start rolling our 'Want' and 'Collect' actions, Twitter consider their own video service, Bloomberg accuse Facebook of lying, visual maps of viral content and an infographic on social media addicts. Now you can get up-to-date with the social media summary.
Apple vs Samsung video, Lockitron, Facebook's first advert, well designed bills and music of the week from the amazing new Bond singer, Adele. It's this week's 5 top finds.
The second instalment of this two parter looks at how the production of digital is using Earth's rare elements and why the future of our electronic devices is looking greener.
By going digital, we have saved energy in reducing printed materials but it comes with its own environmental issues
Augmented reality is often sold as a world changing technology. However, most examples we see are to shift products. So UXB asks the question: is augmented reality a game changer or just another marketing gimmick?
Brands don't do Twitter cover photo, Facebook shares drop, Stumbleupon inspired by Pinterest design, Facebook gifts come back... which leads shares to rise! It has been an up-and-down week in the world of social.
Thoka Maer's It's No Biggie, Myspace redesign, Google street view the ocean, responsive web design demonstrated by a sausage dog and music from So Much Light. It's this week's top five finds.
Journalists and Twitter have generally always had a great relationship. However, many don't know how to use Twitter for releasing content. This led the social network to release best practises for journalists. UXB decided to see how important they really are.
The Winklevoss twins invest in new social network, Twitter cover photos, Tumblr gains more visits than Pinterest, Twitter block animated GIFs and Facebook made to drop facial recognition in the EU. It's all the top social stories from last week.
Apple Maps #fail already, Paris vs New York animation, Samsung's S3 video laughs at iPhone fans, How To Dress Well's Total Loss and a send off to UXB'ster Jordi!
#justsayin is one of the most popular hash tags on Twitter. However, if you give it a search now, you may find a lot on Ricky Gervais as the comedian has just launched his new 'spoken Twitter' startup, Just Sayin'.
Music tagging service Shazam was one of the first must have iPhone apps. Now, the company have announced that you can tag your favourite television show to access extra content. This sounds like a modern advertiser's dream.
Once, social media was a tool used to find great content. Now, the networks are full of information and notifications we find ourselves caring less about. Undrip understands its user to deliver content you care about from all your social accounts.
Dwight from The Office proves people's Facebook statuses wrong, world figures play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Jon Contino's typography, Jimmy Kimmel fools people with iPhone 5 and some weekend listening with Toe. It's this week's 5 top finds.
Facebook filter fake "Likes", Turkey could ban social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he won't sell stock, Twitter set to make more mobile money than Facebook and Instagram acquisition is finally complete. It's last week's top social stories.
Paralympian David Wetherill's incredible table tennis shot, Samsung's latest smart-phone is just a camera, urban street art with a twist, Instagram artist Xavius show all in this YouTube video, and Charlie Kaufman's first animation film via Kickstarter. It's this week's 5 top finds from all those websites out there.
The internet has allowed us to network with all sorts of people. However, no platform will get the in-depth responses from people in the know quite like question-and-answer site, Quora.
Buying a home for the first time can be a scary and confusing long-term financial commitment, with different mortgages, tax rates and closing fees adding to the already large cost. Smart Asset helps new buyers figure out their finances before they make the purchase.
Facebook backer sells his stock, cosplay accounts are deleted without warning, Twitter have their feature removed from Tumblr, SongPop gains more users and Fake Follower Check reveals a lot about celebrities' Twitter accounts. It's this week's social media summary.
The animated GIF and the social web have been friends for a long time with Tumblr being packed with the file. As some smartphone apps helped you create your own, very few have the potential as Germany's Loopcam as they look set to become the "Instagram of animated GIFs".
"Expecting a baby" landmark now available on timeline, Michael Dell's daughter taken off Twitter for security reasons, Facebook test controversial advertising plan, UK's Badoo set to hire another Googler and Zuckerberg remains positive about Facebook's future after stock hits an all time low.
Purchase some Olympic leftovers, 90's school children knew the future of the internet, tightrope walker crosses driving trucks, the invisible cycling airbag and how LEGO came to be. It's this week's 5 top finds.
Technology is intended to make our lives easier. However, for teachers struggling to control student's behaviour was something not even Apple's finest machines could help. That was until ClassDojo came along.
Facebook's new test of sponsored posts will see advertisers' content land in your news feed even if you aren't a fan of the page. Was App.net's Dalton Caldwell right when he claimed Facebook are more worried about money than their mission?
Curiosity tweets from Mars, no Facebook could mean you're a psychopath, Twitter death rumour causes price rise in oil, Pinterest removes invitations and the official Twitter Olympic stats. It's last week's top stories from social media... and Mars!
It's the last Friday of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and we will sorely miss them. That is why this week we are bringing you our favourite surprises of the last two weeks, including Google Doodle, BMX, Sir Chris Hoy Incredible, social media winners and Athens 2012. It's an Olympic packed 5 top finds.
How do you make sense of the hundreds of analytics tools available online to gauge your social media influence, reach, retweets and so on
Looking at houses to rent or buy can be terribly frustrating as estate agents seem incredibly self serving. However, with Sawbuck Realty - and their app HomeSnap - we could be seeing the next stage in real estate.
Zombies invade New York, Boris Johnson dangles, Macbook Pro advertised with vintage style, funny athlete faces and the best infographic on the London Olympics around. It's a slightly Olympic themes five top finds (but don't tell the brand police).
Not even one week into the world's biggest sporting event and we have seen many athletes #fail on social media. While countries start to implement their own rules, UXB has decided to come up with an across the board set of guidelines.
With Digg close to being extinct, a team of developers have worked around the clock to rethink Digg, and the new site - out later this week - looks pretty nice to us.
Viral video the City of London, YouTube use real names, Greek triple jumper tweets her career away, Facebook stock down and Zuckerberg denies a plan to make a Facebook phone. It is last week's top social media stories.
Unofficial Olympic advertising, secret iPhone & iPad designs, Gopher Tuna, stunning wallpapers from Kuvva and Jerry Seinfeld getting coffee with Larry David. It's this week's 5 top finds.
We all want to eat healthier but it can be confusing what to buy, not to mention how expensive it can be. Imagine a site that offers health advice, activity plans and a shopping list with vouchers. You just imagined Zipongo.
As more websites, blog posts and agencies are labelling themselves as awesome, is this the ultimate word for everything good online?
The social web has completely changed the way we arrange meeting friends, forever. However, it still isn't quite as enjoyable as it could be. Gather is a tool that can change all that and make meeting up easy, convenient and potentially random, in a nice way.
Award winning electric bicycle, BBC's Olympic social media campaign, London tourist advice, a gopher becomes an internet star and rejected Star Wars toy concepts. It's UXB's five to finds of the week.
The rise of mobile has seen people reading more content on the go but what happens when you lose signal, go out of wi-fi range or just don't have time? Spool is the smartest bookmarking app around... that was until it got bought by Facebook.
Video sharing has made little impact beyond YouTube but startup Tout is ready to stun everyone with its social video network, giving the digital sharing world an attitude adjustment.
Britain's youth go to social media for news, Twitter add video to app update, Facebook launch calendar to make events clearer, O2 show how social customer service should be done and Digg buyout shows downfall of company. It's last week in social.
Strange words illustrated, play the Google quiz, OUYA: Android operated game console, Mashable rate this year's comic-con posters and a 3D glasses that require no glasses. It's this week's five top finds.
Have a business that needs funding but struggling to save money, get a loan from a bank or find investors? No need to jump on Dragon's Den as America's Kickstarter heads to the UK.
The Guardian won five awards this year including Best Technical Innovation and Website Of The Year, but is a native IOS app less innovative than other techniques and is UK publishing lagging behind it's US counterparts?
Spain win Euro2012 Twitter war, GM think about Facebook ads again, poor humour is discovered the same day as the Huggs Boson, a convict taunts police on Facebook and the world's most popular social media platform launches their app store to the UK. Its the social media summary!
A 12-year-old interviews his future self, Brad Pitt's brother being hilarious, an in-depth comic explanation of the Higgs Boson particle, a brand new music player called Tomahawk and a video from the 60s predicting the internet. It's five top finds number 50!
Can't decide which holiday to go on, shoes to buy or who to bet on in the football? Maybe lets you make lists of your options so your friends can easily give their opinion.
Figuring out which product is for you can be a difficult task as hundreds of lists online say different things. However, Find The Best gives you unbiased, data-driven comparisons to help you out.
Facebook sneakily change your email, win one million Twitter followers, Back to the Future hoax, BBC launch sports coverage through Facebook and Instagram allow users to engage on desktop. It's last week's top stories in social media.
Google's social streaming media player, freestyle skiers take on Russia, the Bat-Pod drives through England, photo-bombing animals & Darth Vader and George Lucas argue to Gotye. Happy Friday people, it's five top finds.
Airbnb has had a lot of attention over the years for their new approach to accommodation. However, the Californian startup has just added a feature to keep you coming back after your trip.
Tablets and smartphones have become fantastic platforms for Earth's mightiest heroes, but they have yet to fill their great power. Never fear true believers, Madefire are accepting the great responsibility of taking digital comics to the next level.
Face.com acquired by Facebook, watchdogs ask to not advertise to children, what happens to inappropriate content on Facebook, Pinterest copyright websites and Twitter crashes! Here is last week's social top stories.
Advances in technology change the way we listen to music
Microsoft's Surface crashes, Darn it & Stitchbomb Oxford, Code Club UK interviews are impossible, gamma-ray orchestra and glasses that look like ray bans but take instagrams. It's this week's 5 top finds!
Twitter debut TV spot and tailored trends, Facebook improve their ad service, Amen reach one million, Bieber is a true influencer & Sweden's Twitter experiment goes horribly wrong. It's last week's top stories in Social Media
People pointing at your pointer, the best dressed managers of Euro2012, a 3D printer for Burritos, updated Super Mario Bro. and Portal in the real world. It's another edition of UXB's 5 top finds
Worried about your child's safety both with and without a shiny new smartphone? Kytephone may be the app for you.
Research has shown that more people are accessing the internet by mobile. But, with people owning multiple devices of different sizes, when do we choose which device to use and how does that affects ROI?
Streaming services have changed the way we access music. However, Spotify's integration of apps can make listening sessions more social and one sticks out above the rest. Imagine a digital, interactive, jukebox chatroom... imagine Soundrop.
Sports and social media, the end of Facebook, Viacom help Pepsi find its Pulse, Airtime launches and isn't as scary as Chatroulette while Starbucks upset Ireland with a single tweet. It was last weeks social media top stories!
Animated history of the Euros, Deep fried gadgets, mash up of the most awesome people on YouTube, Death by Caffeine and a brief history on the Euros made from LEGO. It's the Euro2012 special of 5 top finds.
Check-in apps look to be checking out as people aren't interested in becoming a mayor of Starbucks. However, with Foursquare's latest update and design, including check-in specials, they could finally become a highly engaged app and make money at the same time.
Girl poses with money on Facebook and gets robbed, Innocent Drinks top Social 100 list, reports show females prefer social media, MTV Movie Awards set the social standards and Facebook introduce different rolls for page admins. It's another social media summary of last week.
Show of your creations, a dictionary based on Google images, sneaky peak at the iPhone 5, retro prints for Prometheus and the most incredible skate video in years. It's another round from UXB's top 5 finds.
There are many sites for users to store finds online in a visual pin-board but very few can be actual good research tools. By collecting videos, tweets articles and more, Portugal's Bundlr could be a digital journalist's best friend.
Conference calls are a pain. They are noisy, confusing and Skype just doesn't do the job it is supposed to! ÜberConference makes multi-person communication so easy users can finally enjoy the conference call.
In-depth Twitter analytics require several tools to get the full range needed for reports. However, SocialBro is soon to become the one stop app for all your Twitter insights.
Stevie TV, Facebook tackle Google Hangouts, Facebook's IPO nightmare, Men In Black 3 drops social blogger into film and a Facebook camera that isn't Instagram. It's last week's top social media stories.
UXB's Kate Hazell's illustrations for Pizza Express, the death of the mouse, Saatchi's brutal thoughts, the future of teaching gTar and dinner on a dogs head. It's 5 top finds!
Silicon Milkrounabout special - Visiting London and New York can be a thrilling experience. However, unless you live like a local, you will never experience the full potential. One Fine Stay makes you a resident during your holiday.
The enforcement of the EU cookie law, will take place on Saturday May 26th. However, the ICO say they won't seek out websites to fine. So what is the cookie law? We can explain.
Silicon Milkroundabout special - Rather than spend all night trying to find a cab, have them find you with Hail0 - a smartphone app that gets the taxi come to you.
Pinterest valued at $1billion, Negative news for Google Plus, Facebook struggle to make money and the big IPO. Welcome to the first edition of the social media summary.
Sherry Turkle brings bad news to TED, Marvel's Avengers get disassembled, bot turns tweets into poetry, Freddy Clarke's 'iPhone therefore iAm' and Tokyo's LED lit river. It's this week's 5 top finds.
The Internet has given the music industry a hard time. However, BandCamp look set to revolutionise the old ways of major label domination by putting the power in the hands of the artists.
UXB's Dr Jim O'Donnell at Ignite, a nifty Instragram camera, TED talk on viral videos, a 'heavy' stop motion music video and a spray to waterproof everything! It's the end of the week so that means one thing: our 5 top finds.
Opinions attract and divide. Discussing what we believe can turn strangers into life-long friends and vice versa. New social media platform Amen encourages users to put their opinions online.
For what seems a long time people have been saying "mobile is the future". Research confirms that browsing on the go is here and now.
Ironically, advances in digital technology have allowed people to make their photos look vintage using services such as Instagram. Now you can produce the same results for your videos with Viddy.
Hyperrealistic drawings, sun assisted QR code, Android mirrors, fully automated student bedroom and a handmade suit for....a hand. It's a great end to the week with 5 top finds.
Jakob Nielsen's views on mobile sites have caused some controversy in the developer community. UXB look into what he said and whether he has a point or is off the mark.
Holla Tupac at Coachella, Mario LEGO art, awesome animated movie quiz, world's safest bike light and High Fidelity meets Twitter with social mixtapes. It's another edition of 5 top finds.
While most social networking sites connect you to people you (might) know, CircleMe links you to new like-minded users and places, so you can rediscover yourself.
Google make fools of us, have your own beatbox crew, the new generation is connected, texting can be bear-y scary and get prepared for the zombie apocalypse. It's another 5 top finds...
Digital communication tools like Skype, Facebook and Twitter allow us to communicate instantly across the world. However, a new iPhone app gives users the private platform to share messages between your loved one all day. It's like they aren't 10,000 miles away.
Facebook may have made birthday messages arbitrary but Swedish social gift app Wrapp aims to put the giving back into special events.
Smartphone gaming with a twist, tiny treats for your necklace, interactive video calls, fantastic tree inspired chair and Walk Off The Earth's Little Boxes. It's this weeks fantastic top 5 finds.
There are vast amount of sustainable smartphone concepts online but a 23-year-old Londoner has seen his design turn into reality thanks to ADzero.
A look at the potential I see in the responsive design for the BBC News mobile website. For me their focus on content and reading is right, but now I'm wondering if desktop is missing out.
Ecotricity blows up cool anthropomorphic cooling towers, NASA explore the universe, disguise your iPhone as a vintage book, lunch bag illustration and the hottest sci-fi short on the internet. It's this week's 5 top finds...
Labelled as the "coolest new app at SXSW", new startup Arqball Spin allows you to create interactive 3D models from your iPhone.
Feeling powerless about being powerless? What if there was a portable charger that rewards you for use, helps you engage with your friends and is environmentally friendly? Step-up Changers.
A cockroach dancing to a beatboxer, Android phones resist FBI interrogation, Darth Vader leaves the empire, m-commerce is 2012's top trend and how Americans can't handle slow internet. It's 5 top finds...
Mobile Visual Search (MVS) technology promises to connect the digital network and the physical world. We investigate the claims and if it can deliver.
'Republicanization', business advice from the world's third richest man, some new creative idents, why Pinterest might not be so great after all and some awesome stop-motion animation. It's 5 top finds...
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fast becoming hotspots for technological innovation. Is this new iOS and Android app one of the best examples yet?
There are high hopes that responsive web design will lead to great online experiences. We take a look at the method of the moment
Exploring the oceans with the BBC, flashmobbing with Intel, how to combat digital piracy, Panagea makes a come back and Sacha Baron Cohen gatecrashes the Oscars. It's 5 top finds...
Social media played an integral part in the 2008 American Presidential election process. Is this a trend that's set to come to Europe?
In this time-starved and information-rich age, wouldn't an application that could succinctly summarise digital content be useful?
A recent survey of FTSE 100 websites signals a resounding yes. We highlight the huge mobile opportunity presented to corporate marketing departments.
A balancing dog, an entrepreneurial young Londoner, snowboarding in the dark, iPad 3 rumours hot up and an Easter egg hunt hits central London. It's 5 top finds...
Want to monetise editorial or user-generated content but don't know how? We may have the answer for you!
The web has an unfathomable amount of great content. But how do you go about organising and sharing the content you enjoy?
Doggie paddling, record breaking crowdfunding, tech sings the blues, food art and what's wrong with technology blogging. It's 5 top finds...
Apple attempt to reinvent textbooks (and learning), typographical tube maps, SOPA's good for EU technology businesses, an amusing idea to prevent embarrassing photos and becoming Spiderman. It's 5 top finds...
It's the 30th 5 top finds in the series, and we're celebrating with the new EU directive on cookies, Google's descent in the popularity rankings, pure internet gold(fish), the save Herne Hill velodrome campaign and web addiction is bad for you shock.
2009's South by Southwest festival brought geosocial networks like Foursquare to the mainstream's attention. In the three years since, many more have appeared – suggesting location-based networks are here to stay.
Google's latest announcement about forcing Google into live search results poses some interesting questions; but is the initiative as bad as everyone's making it out to be?
We've covered an audio-based startup before but given the rise in popularity of web platforms for sharing music (legally), we reckon we'll be covering a lot more of them!
We're shutting up shop from 1pm tomorrow (23rd December) and will be back, raring to go for the new year, at 9.30am on the 3rd January.
Visiting Aston Martin's garage, interesting/ suicidal marketing techniques from a new tech startup, social gaming trends from 2011, a bad year for Research In Motion gets worse and a beautiful model village. It's (the final) 5 top finds (of 2011)...
2011 has been a great year for the company and its users – but we think 2012 is going to bring change to the service we know as Twitter.
As we wind down for the Christmas break, we take a look at a selection of startups that have made an impact on 2011.
Merry Christmas to all our Fish on Friday followers. The nets are being drawn in for 2011 but before we go for good, check out our call to action. The entire haul of fish funnies will be appearing on UXB's tumblr in 2012!
Our third startup of the week is one we think you'll be hearing a lot more of in 2012; an upcoming leader in the field of companies attempting to quantify social influence.
Social sharing trends from 2011, Google Street View tours Japan after the tsunami, Ice Cube discusses LA's architecture, a success story on Kickstarter and a delay to Google's Motorola Mobility takeover. It's 5 top finds...
Instead of featuring the weekly selection of innovative startups in one go, we thought we'd try something a bit different and blog about a startup every day of the week. We'll then post a roundup piece (like we have done for the past 5 weeks) on Friday!
As London waves an extended goodbye to the bendy bus and says hello to more double-deckers, we couldn't resist replaying this and recoining an old phrase...
A pescatorial pun trawled up from the archive that might be showing its age.
An intriguing marketing ploy involving cats (no, not the Ikea cat video), an impressive use of HTML5, 20 tips for mobile optimisation, Google's (ridiculous) spending habits and drawing some 3.2million dots (no, really). It's 5 top finds...
It's been another great week for discovering new and innovative startups. This week we're recording phone conversations, avoiding information overload (funded by hip-hop), converting business cards to electronic contacts, marketing our content, selling things socially and telling stories with social media.
A new logo for London 2012, Facebook's mobile phone is apparently a failure (and it's not even finished yet), Google's take on iTunes, i(can't)Message, chasing deer and chasing investment. It's 5 top finds...
It's been an good week for discovering new and innovative startups in a variety of areas. This week we're crowdsourcing data modelling solutions, taking the (right) pills, getting fit with your iPhone, ending event queues and recommending things to our friends.
Internet successes, some lovely WebGL, a discussion around human-machine-hum interaction, QR code cows and stop-motion animation. It's 5 top finds...
We've collated another collection of interesting startups who've caught our eye over the past week. If you've seen any we've not yet featured get in touch!
Movember but in HTML5, WWII tweeted in real time, the infographic to end all infographics, Apple doing (not) NFC in their own way and stop motion at its finest. It's 5 top finds...
We introduced the concept last week, but for any of you who missed out, we're running a weekly round up of 5 of the best startups we come across every week. If you agree (or not) with our choices let us know!
An eye-watering statistic, some interesting research involving a botnet, tweets that are longer than 140 characters, the future of Apple's personal assistant Siri and a call to action we thoroughly approve. It's 5 top finds...
We come across a lot of interesting and innovative technology startups on our weekly travels across the web; so we thought we'd start a startup review and share 5 of the best with you.
Here's some big numbers: Google estimate that mobile advertisers spent $1bn this year, a figure set to significantly increase to $4.4bn by 2015.
This week's 5 top finds sees Google update their mobile advertising, Steve Jobs narrating an Apple advert, a Dropbox profile in Forbes, farting fish and a nice animated video about bikes.
We enjoy fish n chips (Slaughtered Lamb today as it happens) like many in the UK. This week saw the announcement of the contenders for Fish n Chip shop of the year.
Good news for fish this week, as The End of the Line won the Puma Creative Impact Award. The Oscar-nominated film invites the viewer to imagine the very real possibility of a world without fish.
We were big fans of Steve Jobs, head honcho over at Apple, who sadly passed away this week.
It's been a while since our last 5 top finds, but we're back with a bang this week; remembering Steve Jobs, going mad for innovative stickmen, Paypal talking NFC, some truly astounding time lapse images and experiencing zero gravity (on Vimeo).
Fish stocks across the world are in a terribly unhealthy state. Campaigns we back include: Hugh's Fish Fight (anti-discards), Fish2Fork (sustainable fish restaurant guide) and End of the Line (marine conservation).
Fresh from winning a #FishyFilmNames competition on twitter care of the good people @HotTuna1969 we tottered onto the red carpet in our new Almodovar-inspired shoes.
In the first post in a new series of blogposts (about the future of social media, its impact on business and the potential for innovation), we take a look at Twitter's revenue model.
Today marks the 20th 5 top finds! We've gone all out for this week's, with the latest patent battle between Apple and Samsung, the famous Google doodle, a lovely animation from Chipotle, some daredevilry and an illuminating infographic.
Marine conservation zones (MCZ) were proposed for the sea around England and Wales this week, find out where they are on the Guardian's interactive map.
Is near field communication the missing link in the evolution of mobile connectivity?
We've curated another five of our favourite web finds this week; Bandit Copenhagen's Passion of the Craft, an exciting new Apple patent, Google casually going on a shopping spree, the changing landscape of the music industry and some rather amusing photos. Yes, it's 5 top finds...
We've recently completed a responsive, 'mobile first' newsletter for the corporate communications team over at PepsiCo UK. We thought we'd show how we could do something similar for you
This week we've got a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc being blooming awesome, an interview with Mark Zuckerberg, lovely typography, webvolution and the #UKriots. Yes, it's time for 5 top finds again...
It's been a rough week on the streets of English cities. It's been pretty ropey out at sea too, as fleets continue to throw away a huge percentage of their catches as directed by EU law.
After our discussion around going mobile, we take a look at the positive and negative aspects of developing mobile and web apps
The global economy may be in freefall but if you're already at the bottom nothing much changes.
We thought we'd make your Friday a bit more enjoyable, so here's this week's 5 top finds. A new animation from Wallace & Gromit's makers, a discussion on beautiful web design, being asked for money by the American Government, growing your own bike and an innovative marketing ploy to get a job at Google.
It's Monday so we've lined up another 5 top finds for your enjoyment. This week sees us exploring photographic innovation; Spotify under the spotlight; the next round of Google v Facebook; Square mobile payments and the Tweet Olympics.
Does Google's latest social venture follow their past (failed) endeavours or is it 'the new Facebook'?
Tower blocks have been widely discredited but some still like a bit of elevation.
After a month's hiatus, 5 top finds is back to give you a heads up on what we've had our eyes on. This week we've got a bit of love for Google , the amazing power of the hive mind, what London looks like from a social perspective, a wonderful photo of the Atlantis space shuttle and a rather amusing video of Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch.
There was a time when legislators thought prohibition was a good idea.
"The future of the web is digital... And the future of digital is mobile" - so says the Business Development Manager for Mobile (EMEA) at Google – and we're inclined to agree with her
It's that time again, where we compile a selection of our favourite findings from the web. This week we've got social media networks, a flash mob gone wrong, a contemporary artist impersonating 100 other artists in an exhibition, a brand new trailer for Harry Potter and finally some mad balloon art. It's 5 top finds...
Russ, proud father of FoF, has become a daddy in real life and might just be singing James Brown.
This week sees us journey to Cupertino, CA for a short discussion about Apple, the new tech startup support venture from Mashable and PepsiCo, some pretty amazing paper sculptures, a look behind the doors of startup funding company Y Combinator and how to respond to getting a ticket from the NYPD. Yes, it's 5 top finds...
This week sees another amazing bike (this time from Austria), a Facebook book, a free filesharing tool with up to 9GB per upload (yes, it's really free), the latest round of social integration buttons and a rather awesome infographic. Yes, it's 5 top finds...
It's that time of the week again. We've got little cement figures, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and the CIA, an amazing swimming pool in Dagenham, a rather awesome Lego model and Egypt as you've never seen it before.
This week we have the world's first pop-up shopping mall, Bill Gates on why Microsoft bought Skype, an interesting marketing ploy from Vodafone NZ, Twitter & the PCC and the history of the Google doodle.
We've recently completed part of our ongoing design and print work for the corporate communication team over at Bupa. We thought we'd show how we could do something similar for you.
As we hinted at last week, we're embarking on a journey that will lead to a revamped and improved digital presence. And we need your help...
Facebook have recently been outed after trying to plant negative stories about Google. Is this the start of the war for power between the two technological giants?
It's going to throw up lots of questions, pull in insightful answers and lead to a destination decided by you.
Another compilation of some of the cool stuff we've found on the internet recently.
A compilation of some of the awesome stuff we've found on the internet over the past week.
After last week's 'A special 5 top finds', we compile another list of some of the cool things we've stumbled upon over the past week.
The Mark Zuckerberg creation seems to be vying for a big space in the advertising and e-commerce markets. Is it something you should be looking into?
This week's 5 top finds is the fifth in the series, so we thought we'd do something a little bit different.
We've compiled some of our favourite (video) finds from around the web over the past week.
We compile some of our favourite internet content from the past week.
Glaceau's Smartwater join forces with Jennifer Aniston for their latest advert but it leaves me reaching for the cold remedy.
Interesting content that we've found around the interwebs this week.
A cat was introduced to 10 Downing Street this week to keep the rodent population down.
Feeling thirsty? Why not share a nice cuppa and a slice, with a dog wearing a hanky and a fin-flapping fish.
In the heart of social media week, we attended a debate on the UK's IT skills shortage, then joined a discussion on the power of social media.
Lets face it we're not getting any younger and Doctor Beluga has the steadiest fin in the business.
Freeing content from CSR reports and making it social will not only actively engage stakeholders but also mark out the most innovative corporations.
Who can forget those cheap suited smooth-hounds and their failed heist?
A new book from a MIT professor challenges the very nature of social networking and raises some interesting questions.
Businesses need to put society at the heart of what they do to succeed.
Channel 4's big fish fight, is taking on shark finning, and we're backing their call for a ban.
As 2011 whirs into gear we look at some of the top trends we think will be big business in 2011.
Wil Benton, winner of the 2010 Guardian Student Media Award, joins us to add fire power to the social media team.
2011 kicks off in fine style with the Ashes win, Hugh's Fish Fight next Tues, Weds, Thurs on C4 at 9pm and the promise of new fishing gear from Fish on Friday.
We're signing off for 2010 with a classic from the Fish on Friday archive, not very festive but hopefully it will make you ho ho ho.
Rumours that Boris Johnson's new double-deckers will be accessible to all are confirmed.
So England take another world cup duffing. We've been here before as footy and @fishonfridays fans will know.
Your weekly blast of fishfun is going on the offensive for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's fishfight campaign.
They're tough critters to crack and evade capture with clever sideways scuttles.
Actor Tom Bosley (1927-2010), who played Mr. Cunningham, passed away this week.
Gone but not forgotten, Fish on Friday pays tribute to Eddie Fisher (1928-2010).
The need for innovation is more urgent now than ever. Yet the appetite for change is at a very low ebb. Why is this?
Following on from the BBC story about the £105m website, we give some tips to make sure you're not getting ripped off by big technology.
Most of the people we work with are facing big changes. Rather than batten down the hatches, this is the ideal opportunity to innovate.
You are not building Trust through Social Networking, you are increasing your Social Capital.
Is the pre-occupation with Return on Investment stopping businesses from gaining true value from social media?
A new report from Snow Valley takes an in-depth look at this overlooked, but increasingly important, page on every internet retailers' website.
A few core social media monitoring metrics for anyone to follow if they are considering embarking on a social media campaign.
Whatever you may understand, or care, about social media micro blogging service Twitter, some of your customers and your clients are undoubtedly tuned in.
Round up your colleagues for a one hour insight session on how digital is creating the new business paradigm.
Mark Nunney writes for Wordtracker on exploiting keyword groups to reach the long tail of search marketing.
Now that they've been here a short while, it's time for an introduction to the new faces at UXB.
What if most of what you know now is no longer appropriate for the future? Time to pick up some new skills for the digital workplace.
If anything is evidence that the jobs market is tough perhaps it's that many of the websites that we monitor through Google Analytics show careers or jobs, and any variation of, as the most searched keywords that bring people to a site.
As a new decade dawns, the lines of communication are well and truly open at UXB.
We're shut from 1pm, 23 December 2009. We reopen for business on the 4th January 2010 at 9.30am.
Are you a brilliant new designer in need of a chance to show what you're made of? Read on...
Your customers and staff deserve better. Why wouldn't you give them a better user experience?
We've branded and launched the website for PSL, a new organisation creating the public service leaders of tomorrow, from today.
Come and join us for 3 months - maybe stay longer if we all get along.
India Insights, a service to increase trade between Indian and UK businesses, have launched their new website.
The new Active Kids website goes live and achieves record sales on day one!
Normann Fichtner joined UXB this week to develop his career in the world of communications and support our service to clients this summer.
Crossrail's new website, designed by UXB London, will communicate the next stages in the creation of a world-class railway for London and the South East.
New research from Econsultancy reveals fascinating trends in business attitudes and investment priorities in Content Management.
We're seeking some hot new entrepreneurial talent to join us for the summer and get a foot on the new media ladder.
Sir Terry Farrell helped launch the first phase of residential development at Springside in central Edinburgh on the 30 April 2009.
Contemporary photography website, Troika Editions, designed by UXB London, is launched in a Beta version.
A recent online survey by UXB got a 100% response, showing people’s readiness to volunteer information online.
“Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh”, a book published by the Live Arts Development Agency (LADA) with MIT and designed by UXB London has been released.
Data just released by Nielsen Online, shows that web users spend more time on social network and blogging sites than using email services.
Swan Housing have been signed up by Newham Council to improve 1,300 homes in Forest Gate, east London.
Social media is not just the latest buzz. It’s what the web is for.
Created as a way of getting more kids into books, this reading initiative is almost an adolescent.
The digital economy is the most dynamic sector in the world and as the global recession bites, it is essential to nurture those parts of the economy that can generate growth potential and jobs.
Troika Editions has opened it’s sign up page to early birds. Register to get beta access and 10% off your first purchase.
“The king of usability” writes about some interesting research he conducted into how journalists work and the effectiveness of website media sections .
When UXB London first opened for business the Arts Council was one of the organisations we targeted on our hit list. It's taken persistence, imagination and an impressive portfolio of work in the arts to win them as a client.
The Trade Marks Registry have cleared the way for our User eXperience Branding service. Time to get yourself some UXB.
It's the social media forum of the moment, why not join up and follow UXB London on Twitter.
Senior designer, Cadu Gomes, gets stuck into his role at UXB, working up a pitch on his first day and presenting it on his second.
We’re open until 4pm on 23 December 2008. We reopen for business on 2 January 2009.
UXB have designed packaging for the complete collection of JK Rowling's Harry Potter audio books
A brighter, warmer reception is guaranteed at UXB as our new wall graphics go up in the studio.
King’s Cross developer, Argent, worked with UXB to make best use of space at WorkTech08, a conference at the British Library.
Mark Wadham, is the newest addition to the development team and joins Chris Raettig as a UXB juggler.
Recent research is set to overturn preconceptions of what constitutes a successful approach to software development.
Aravind Adiga’s debut novel, The White Tiger, was announced as the winner of the world’s leading literary prize at the Guildhall in London, 14 October 2008.
Traditional advertising is missing a trick - that more and more purchasing decisions are based on the customer's online experience.
The complete audio CD collection - 7 stories, 103 CDs, 124 hours 56 minutes, 1 big box.
The Sneaks, fronted by UXB chum James Dansey, take to the stage on Tuesday 14 October at the Hope and Anchor, London.
UXB's Fijian ambassador, Lynne Dyer, is leading the cry of freedom this Friday, for Fiji Day.
Frustration over hard to find contact information shows that business credibility is undermined by the simplest of omissions.
Where the online shopping experience lets your customers down, it will cost your business, as our user research illustrates.
Creating a successful website requires the integration of a variety of expertise and disciplines. Here we put the pieces together and show you the benefits of a user experience approach.
Your website is nothing without high quality content. Creating, optimising and distributing content is the best way to engage users in your brand.
This week’s new look NMA reports that people marketing property are realising that moving budgets online offers the only chance of survival.
The weekend of 26/28 September offers open, behind the scenes access to cultural venues along London’s South Bank to mark the start of the Cultural Olympiad.
User eXperience Branding (UXB) combines the insights from branding and online behaviour to powerfully enhance what organisations can achieve.
No amount of branding, ad spend or price shifting can match the power of user experience.
The money markets are in free fall, the property market is contracting and the world economy is stalling, but one area continues to buck the trends - online activity.
One key question in our user surveys generates a more impassioned and insightful response than anything else.
As the Man Booker Prize 2008 shortlist is announced to the world an exhibition celebrating the Booker's 40th year opens.
As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Man Booker Prize, UXB London designed and produced the marketing material for the Best of the Booker.
Welcome news, a corporate website that embraces user centred design, web standards and strong navigational structure.
Royal Assent marks Parliament's backing of Crossrail and a major boost for UK transport infrastructure and the economy.
The official go-ahead for Crossrail marks a defining moment in transport history and a proud moment for UXB, having worked to help Crossrail reach this goal over the last six years.
66% increase in applications to Notting Hill Housing since the launch of the Love Where You Work brand in May
UXB play their small part in the selection of Salman Rushdie’s novel as part of Booker 40 celebrations.
UxB is a common sense approach to brand strategy for the digital era. It's power is explosive if unleashed the right way, or can have a negative effect on your business if ignored.
Europe’s decision to maintain the development of open standards has enraged the protectionist US software industry.
UXB London Managing Director, Sean O'Halloran, writes for the Design Business Association magazine, DBA Insight, about changing times in the design industry.
Sean O’Halloran’s article for DBA Insight is sure to ruffle some feathers.
The digerati gathered together in Shoreditch to discuss how social media can tackle big world issues.
A timely and poignant blog post from Seth Godin expands on the ideas expressed in our last email newsletter.
The very first applicant to respond to the new employer brand for Notting Hill Housing has been offered a job and is already in post.
Words. It’s difficult to express how important they are. In the age of the internet words are gaining in value, as new ways of using them emerge.
The new Man Booker website helps readers engage with authors and the prize in fresh and exciting ways.
The new Man Booker website helps readers engage with authors and the prize in fresh and exciting ways.
In the Sunday Times, Dragons Den Business man James Caan extols an integrated, online approach to sales and marketing.
Well, strictly speaking, it’s the design work that will be on show.
Most online print buying systems are huge, monolithic software nightmares that favour the machines rather than users. Not any more.
Are you tired of being told by consultants what you 'could' do and wish someone would stick their neck out and say what you 'should' do?
Notting Hill Housing has asked us to help them stand out in the battle for talented staff.
Outdoor activity mapping and social networking mashup Sanoodi in early beta launch.
Despite the terrible weather and gloomy economic news, a third of the first phase release were reserved on day one.
Business used to be about command and control. Not any more. The businesses of tomorrow knows that a loosely coupled organisation that encourages open collaboration and networked intelligence is the business that creates real value.
Feedback from user research that UXB have conducted throughout a variety of website design projects highlights the importance of good navigation and design.
Comments from our user surveys clearly show that people are fed up with badly thought out websites
TfL change direction on poster thought potentially offensive
The British Film Institute’s What’s on website designed by UXB, makes a world of film easier to access for UK audiences.
The London Film Festival website designed by UXB London brings big stars to the smaller screen.
The Gathering by Anne Enright, was announced as the Man Booker Prize winner at the Guildhall and simultaneously online, 16 October 2007
For business, online presence is about being part of a conversation, not delivering a lecture. Better join in.
Every time you battle with a website just to find what you want, that’s bad usability, and bad business
Our user centred design process has delivered the web presence that fiction this fine deserves.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown signalled the go-ahead for Crossrail by announcing that the
The poster designed by UXB for the Georg Baselitz exhibition at the Royal Academy was given away with The Independent newspaper on 5 October 2007.
For UK companies, placing the internet at the heart of business planning has never been more urgent.
UXB were commissioned to promote the first UK retrospective for Georg Baselitz, which opened at the Royal Academy on the 22 September 2007.
The must-have bag this season, and for every season on London’s South Bank, has been designed by UXB.
The website for the Man Booker Prize, designed by UXB London, has been revealed to the public with the longlist announcement on 7 August 2007.
UXB have developed a website for a police modernisation initiative, launched on Thursday 12th July at Wembley Stadium.
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA), Bugs Like it Hot campaign, with visuals by UXB, was launched at the House of Commons on the 12 June.
UXB brought 24 flag designs by schoolchildren to life as part of a Platform for Art exhibition launched at Kingsbury Underground station on 5 June 2007.
Edinburgh’s property fraternity gathered at the Castle for the launch of Springside, the city’s most exciting new neighbourhood.
If the media landscape you once knew so well is looking increasingly unfamiliar, take solace, you are not alone. Here’s where we think this bus is heading.
Printed Annual Reports damage the environment and are out of date by the time they’re read. They will soon be as rare as a bowler hat in the city.
Understanding where your networks are and how they like to operate can give you a huge advantage in creating engagement.
The Argent Property Cup got off with a swing on the 23/24 April with a new marque and promotional material designed by UXB London.
Another first for London and UXB, the first work of art to cover an entire tube train was unveiled at Northfields station station on 12 April 2007.
UXB appointed by the Booker Foundation to create an online future for the world’s favourite literary award.
A poster campaign by UXB London is released this week to celebrate the launch of the UK’s home for film at BFI Southbank.
The undergraduate prospectus for Goldsmiths London designed by UXB was highly commended at McNaughtons Marbella Review, 10-11 March 2007.
Exhibition focuses on rarely seen graphic work from the founder of French Impressionism.
Fantastic, mythic, beautiful landscapes of lard, chocolate, butter and dried meat. Gayle Chong Kwan has literally cooked up a feast for the eyes at Southwark Station.
Sean O’Halloran, UXB MD, has been invited to speak at the National Housing Federation Communication & Marketing Conference in March.
A bold client can make a real difference their business, and the work they bring out from their agency.
Participative culture is connecting people all over the world and creating unimaginable new realities. Welcome to the future of learning.
The nation’s parents breath a sigh of relief as the first Active Kids multi sport activity centres open their doors for bookings this autumn half term.
We have been selected by the BFI to bring their new brand to life across a range of marketing and communications materials.
UXB designed a new logo for beliefs over 450 year old.
We have been chosen as one of only eight creative businesses in the UK awarded a place on the prestigious Small, Medium, Large programme.
Goldsmiths recently cherry-picked a cluster of first class agencies to look at their specialist communications tasks. We were appointed to design the three main recruitment prospectuses.
Our identity and communications work with Quakers UK has received positive press coverage with a full page article in the New Statesman and a feature in Blueprint.
We are delighted to be working with the Royal Academy on their latest block-buster exhibition.
You win some you lose some - investing in the great ideas that come through our door can be irresistible
The CPS is aiming to be a world class prosecution service. They have called on us to develop a multi media internal communications campaign to help introduce brave and innovative changes to help reach this goal.
Continuing our progress into the property sector, we have been working with international property company Grosvenor and premium house builder AMA to create a brand identity for a major mixed use development in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
We have been working with the Food Standards Agency to connect with business and spread the word about safe food handling rather than spread bad practice.
After many months working closely with our friends, a new identity for Quakers in the UK has been revealed.