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Headshift Studio

Hi there. We're Headshift's Design team. User Experience Design, Visual Design, Interaction Design and Front-End Development drive our passion and enthusiasm. Our hope is by sharing ideas and workshop experiences we can encourage open and direct discussion in the design community.

Design By Example: Subway Ticket Machine

Ticket machines are one of my most interesting personal challenges. It started years ago when I analysed and and made suggestions for Milan’s newly rebuilt ticketing system. Updating my suggestions when I came across other systems trying to manage the same problem (Tokyo, London, Lisbon, …). The Design Team received a request from our Australian… read full post

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Write-up: TYPO London 2011 (Thursday)

Places From 20-22 October, London was host to the TYPO 2011 conference. The conference started sixteen years ago in Berlin, continuing without interruption since. London holds the distinction as the first event held outside of Germany. The format: three days of talks with appearances by more than forty speakers. The schedule is quite ambitious. Talks begin in… read full post

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Design by Example: Trend Visualiser

Increasingly our engagements with clients require us to consider data visualisations as a solution. The reasons for this range from a desire to present complex information in a more meaningful and engaging way, to handling large internal data sets (a need created by organisations collecting more data around users and their interactions). In this DbyE… read full post

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Design by Example: Form Building

This week I proposed a solution for a questionnaire building app, taking my personal revenge on a recent project. There are several free tools which I’ve been using for this, and some of them are fairly good in terms of available features and ease of use. However, I found myself dealing with some really annoying… read full post

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Design by Example: Headshift’s website

Brainstorming ideas for one’s own website may not be a conventional solution for every business, but it gave us some interesting insights, and might have some interesting points for you as well. We categorized our users into three groups: Clients, investigating who we are and what we do. Professionals, looking for available jobs. Readers of… read full post

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Design by Example: Scheduling System

The Needs We’re focusing this week on creating a simpler, more intuitive meeting room booking system. A system that could potentially be used by both the technologically inept and savvy alike, in any size company. As booking meeting rooms is a regular event (at least it is at Headshift | DachisGroup), the UX should allow… read full post

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Design By Example: Proposal Generator

Business proposals are rarely written from scratch, they usually comes from the culmination of similar documents from the knowledge base of the company. With this in mind, wouldn’t it be super useful to gather relevant information in a few easy steps instead of having to trawl through archives of files? Using key information from old… read full post

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Design by Example: Journey planning (mobile application)

London offers many public transportation options. This pure volume of choice can lead to confusion and that’s partly the reason why journey planning applications have become so popular. Among the current applications there’s one that shows results for all means of transportation (Using realtime TFL data), this is the application we chose to focus on in this… read full post

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Design by Example: Christmas gadget

Often around major events such as Christmas, New Year, Corporate events companies will build an application that offers the user a bit of fun with the dual purpose of promoting the company that created it. That is why we wanted to think around a small application that Headshift could build in time for Christmas that… read full post

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Design by Example: Openair

Timesheet and administrative softwares are often at the bottom end of every good usability evaluation. There are a few exception of course, but most of those tools are vertical on a specific task, most often timesheets, without all the other parts of the administrative tasks. So, we decided to give it a try, and think… read full post

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