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Entries from August 10th, 2008

Powerhouse on Facebook

August 10th, 2008 2 Comments

We’ve kept this quiet so far but along with the start of the Sydney Design 08 campaign the Museum launched a small Facebook presence. Importantly this presence is managed as a joint effort between the Museum’s Marketing Department and the Web Services Unit, rather than just being a web project. Sydney Design has a profile […]


A new look Fresh & New

August 10th, 2008 6 Comments

I’ve taken the plunge and upgraded WordPress and at the same time changed themes, upgraded plugins etc. And, bar a few fiddly errors, it went pretty smoothly. One word of advice for others lagging on really old versions of WordPress – take the time to upgrade version numbers one at a time (major stable version […]


Usability and IA testing tools – OptimalSort, ClickDensity, Silverback

August 10th, 2008 2 Comments

As the team has been working on a large array of new projects and sites of late we’ve been exploring some of the newer tools that have emerged for usability testing and ensuring good information architectures. Here’s some of what we’ve been exploring and using – We’ve started using Optimalsort for site architecture – especially […]


Upcoming talks and workshops – London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Auckland

August 10th, 2008 Comments Off on Upcoming talks and workshops – London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Auckland

I’ve got some new presentations and workshops coming up over the next few months. The team has been working on some great projects which all will start going public soon – some of which have had a greater level of hush hush than would usually be the case. So in some of these presentations the […]