HeydonWorks

The works and workings of Heydon, a designer and writer.

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  1. Working For People

    2016 has not been an exemplary year in some ways. What with the anti-intellectualism and fascism and kleptocracy and all. And you know what? I’m not completely convinced everything’s going…

  2. Signs You May Be A Designer, Not Just A Coder

    You spend more time contemplating and discussing code than you do writing it. You spend more time thinking about how the end product affects users than you do about how…

  3. Designer Is Not A Profession

    Design is a wonderful thing. It’s an integral part of how we work to shape the world around us. But it is not a discrete profession or occupation. We are…

  4. Aria-Controls is Poop

    We need to talk about aria-controls. It’s poorly supported, does very little, and does what it does when it does badly. It is poop and we rely on it way…

  5. Writing Less Damn Code

    I’m not the most talented coder in the world. No, it’s true. So I try to write as little code as possible. The less I write, the less there is…

  6. Star Trek TNG: First Impressions

    Star Trek: The Next Generation was on TV in the UK when I was a little younger than Wesley Crusher, but I never watched it properly. I’ve started watching it…