Peter Quill the Twitter Chatbot

I’m currently experimenting with NLTK’s chat package and Tweepy to build a Twitter Chatbot. I used the examples outlined in NLTK as a starting point and I extended the app to reply to tweets. Peter is a very basic chatbot, which I hope next to incorporate sentiment analysis and machine learning to make his responses […]

Hypothesis driven design: workshop part 1

Hypothesis driven design is a way of applying user research and experimentation to validate design choices. We, as a matter of course, user test all our digital products, but do we really know what we are testing and measuring? The approach helps teams focus on finding solutions that are meaningful to users and to take calculated risks to move a product forward. Making sure design solutions deliver the outcomes we think they will using performance data to measure success or failure. And failure is fine, because we learn.

User testing prototypes checklist

Define goals Define your goals and research questions clearly. Ask yourself; What am I trying to prove or validate? Do I want to validate design choices? Do I want to validate layout? Does the language make sense? Does the functionality assist the user? It helps to break down testing goals into categories (eg functional, editorial and […]

Flex cards

A simply little Flex grid system with cards. The CSS layout is responsive with one breakpoint and offers equal heights with Flex (js fallback for IE9 and older). Works for: Chrome FireFox Safari 6 and above IE9 and above Download from Github:

How to improve your Google ranking

Here are a few pointers to help improve your website’s Google ranking when developing your site and web content. Optimize your page loading times. Fast sites make users happy and improve the overall quality of the web. Design your site for all device types and sizes, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Google watches social signals […]