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Alexander Rehm

Alexander Rehm is a web designer, information architect and usability & accessibility auditor. He's currently working as a Director of Live Operations and has extensive experience of leading and delivering challenging multi-channel client/transformation projects to schedule, budget and quality. This includes having developed large-scale architecture/frameworks for online services, catering for 2.5m+ users concurrently.

On Information Architecture and user-testing – Part 1

Alexander Rehm on Information ArchitectureA friend of mine has just gotten his first freelance project: working on a website for a friend of his: the website is about guided tours around Pembrokeshire and the Carmarthen (Wales). Effectively the requirements for him were as follows:

We need to design and build as website for a small company offering guided tours for families or groups going to Wales. The idea is to sell the beauty of Wales as well as the services for either pre-set tours or tailor-made tours based on the client’s wishes.

So in effect he had a very good brief in front of him already. He is a very good designer, and he knows a lot about coding, so he was confident in producing a very good website. The first drafts he made are looking very promising, nice graphics and use of fonts. When I asked him how he was setting the site up and link products and information together he looked a bit stumped. “You know, I haven’t thought of that really, I wanted to come to that when times arises.”… Keep Reading

On AIR, bits of Silverlight and Prism and the dev-off

dev-offLooking back at the last couple of years of software development, there are only a few applications that have had a breakthrough in numbers of users: FireFox, Trillian, Skype, Thunderbird, to mention a few. The UGC sites that have grown over the last couple of years (MySpace, Flickr, Facebook, digg, YouTube, to mention a few) can offer a great experience to their users, yet they only work when you are online (and in cases have a good internet connection) and they do not integrate with one’s desktop (other than the “upload file/image” feature).

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Why I hate Neon Genesis Evangelion

My thoughts about the series - in one picture* please note that this post does contain harsh language and may – WILL – offend fans of the series *

Right, so I guess most of you know Neon Genesis Evangelion (if not, read the Wiki page). Basically, a very good friend of mine from the good old uni days warmly recommended me that anime. And in fairness, when it started I did quite enjoy it. The drawing style was very well executed, the overall feel of being in future Japan fighting against ‘Angels’ looked very well and the soundtrack was this nice mix of classic and electro-pop as many animes have it.

So why did you not like it, Alex?

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We are live

Thought I’d let you guys know that WWIT.co.uk is live. I am fairly happy with the template and the plugins (many thanks to those who helped). I will begin posting here tomorrow I guess. For now I wish you guys all the best, take it easy, and expect a rant soon-ish πŸ˜‰