Entries from June 2011

Gone Fishing

Posted on 11 June 2011 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

As you may have read on 10 June I left the BBC after 11½ years. And when you leave after that long, and you leave at that time of the year, just what do you do? Take the summer off!

Last Day at the BBC

Posted on 10 June 2011 in BBC, Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

So today is my last day at the BBC. I joined Auntie with a three month contract in January 2000. It was Greg Dyke’s first day too. I like to think that I taught him everything he knew during his stint there. Somehow I managed to last eleven and a half years before saying goodbye.

The BBC iPlayer button that does nothing

Posted on 7 June 2011 in BBC, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whilst writing on the exciting topic of train-ticket-collection-usability, I was reminded of my own recent example of useless usability.

Train ticket collection - how doing something pointless can make sense for the user

Posted on 6 June 2011 in Internet, Transport (2 comments)

I wandered over to the fastticket machines, put my card in and lo, my tickets printed out several hundred miles away from where they were supposed to.

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