Studio Spokes

Author - Adam Spokes

Lean UX, pros and cons

“Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.” For those that don’t know what lean UX is, it’s sharing and caring in essence, having that ability to instantly...

Cravings and their powers

craving ˈkreɪvɪŋ/ noun a powerful desire for something. “a craving for chocolate” synonyms: longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, hungering, thirst, pining, desire,want, wish, fancy, urge, need, appetite, greed, lust, ache, burning,addiction, aspiration, aim, goal; More   Cravings after the festive time of the year have to be the...

Reading Half Marathon 2014

The 5th edition This year was the fifth time I have completed the Reading half marathon and it was most probably the one I was best prepared for, granted I weigh a few kilos more than previous years. This year I was hoping to hit back at my last time of 1.39.02 with a 1.35ish, unfortunately there were some unexpected and unforeseen issues in the...

New Year, New Beginning, New Same

So it’s the start of a new year and it’s the same old stuff at the gym, the January influx of good intentioned fat burners, O but it’s already stopped! This period of the year always makes me laugh, the period after the mighty feast of xmas whereby all the turkey slayers, chocolate box destroyers and pudding pushers descend upon...

Trio Building Company

Well this was a great project to be included in. I was asked to re-work a friends Dad’s website as I was recommended through word-of-mouth. I was happy to have a look at the site and as soon as I saw it, the ideas just ballooned and I had already visualised several concepts. My main thinking for this site was to build it mobile up; I created a...

Iceland Rebrand

As I got through the door one evening, my family were watching a documentary about Iceland (the English home-grown grocery store). If you haven’t seen the set of hourly programs it’s well worth a watch. The idea behind the show is to show how high street shops are struggling through the decline of the high street, and in Iceland’s case, horse meat...

Gravity

Gravity

The much anticipated box office smash Gravity was the film of choice this weekend, wow why is the question? Now I don’t like to be a grumpy bastard but I will try to give an objective view the best I can. The film is based on a small Nasa team working on a satellite needing repairs in earths orbit. Sandra Bullock is one of basically two cast...