Triathlon of tech

My triathlon of tech

Not content with mountain biking – the pastime of choice for the modern middle-aged man – I’ve signed up to a triathlon. This was done in a fit of excitement…

kate and kieren

Say hello to Kate & Kieren!

We’re really pleased to announce two new starters in our Sheffield office: Kate Murray and Kieren Bennett. Both of the K’s have joined us interns after recently graduating from the…

geeks inherit the earth

The geeks have inherited the Earth

At the 2013 Denver Comic Con in Colorado, United States, actor and proud geek Wil Wheaton gave a moving response – during a panel discussion – to a young fan…that quickly went…

office soundtrack

What’s your office soundtrack?

When you’re busy – up against deadlines, under the kosh – there’s nothing better than sticking on your headphones and letting your tunes smooth your day. But what music make your work…

creatives vs coders

Creatives vs Coders – who owns the future?

Rapid technological change now challenges the traditional creative model of “ideas people” and “production people”. If you don’t know how it all works, can you really imagine its full potential?…

de-stress

5 ways to de-stress your development

Ever made a web site? It’s one of the most difficult things to do. I used to own a successful ‘traditional’ brand design agency, with clients like Sony PlayStation, BAFTA…

snow globe

The amazing immersive snow globe!

Explore Our Snow Globe We’ve created an immersive winter wonderland! Click to enter and discover some tech gift inspiration and meet the Techdept team (each dressed as a Christmas character)!…

different type of colour

A different type of colour

Designing websites and creating information hierarchy through the use of typographic colour. Many a website design has involved the careful consideration of the colour palette. Whether chosen to evoke a…

less is more

Less is more

I recently saw an interesting animated GIF (I can’t believe I’m saying that) which simply showed how removing a few elements from a graph actually makes it more readable (have…

focus innovation

Focus innovation where it matters

The Germans have a great word that doesn’t translate literally in to English but describes a planned improvement that only makes things worse: verschlimmbesserung. I can’t remember where I first…