Play with Your Music – Module 2: Learning to Listen for Musical Structure

In the second module of the “Play with your Music” open online course, we’ve been thinking about musical structure. We were encouraged to analyse the same song we’d examined in the previous module, so here’s my representation of the structure of Alcest’s Sur l’océan couleur de fer.

Play with Your Music – Module 1: Analyse your favourite tune and share it

I’m currently taking a 6-week open online course in mixing and remixing music, called Play With Your Music. The first’s week assignment is to describe the sonic landscape of a track I like. Why I’ve chosen this track: Alcest is one of my favourite bands, if not my favourite. Alcest’s music sounds graceful, elegiac and […]

Social Action – a 10-tweet summary of NFP tweetup 20

Storify by Martin Lugton Sat, Oct 05 2013 07:32:07 Social Action – a 10-tweet summary of NFP tweetup 20 Social Action – NFP tweetup 20, 1 October 2013 – in 10 tweets. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Bridging the gap between the most disengaged young […]

Agile innovation in income generation for charities

Storify by Martin Lugton Sun, Jul 14 2013 03:09:03 Agile innovation in income generation for charities Innovation in income generation – NFP Tweetup 19, 11 July 2013 – in 10 tweets. This tweetup was actually focused more on ways of working than on income generation, and agile methodology was the big discussion point. Share on […]

How to create better confirm and reject popups

Computers often ask us to confirm our intentions. Asking ‘Are you sure you want to do that?’ is a useful way to reduce input errors, but the way this question is posed is inconsistent. We could improve the user experience – and reduce errors – by making it more consistent. Here are a couple of current […]

Filtering RSS feeds for a more useful inbound content stream

Noise is the price we pay for volume and diversity of content. I’m hopeful that we can reap the rewards of the wealth of information around us, while minimising the price way pay having to filter through it to get to the good stuff. I’m interested in the task of focusing on relevant, helpful material […]

What is gamification and how might it be useful for charities?

Gamify This! – NFP Tweetup 18, 13 March 2013. I’ve picked 10 or so tweets to summarise the evening, and added in some of my own notes. View as slideshow Gamification is making an activity more like a game. The definition of ‘game’ used here encompasses rewards, external markers of success, and (often) competition; but it […]

Your instincts can only take you so far, so let data take the next step

Alternative title: “What ear wax taught me about being a digital communicator”. Being creative and having lots of different ideas is fantastic. But as a digital communicator this is not the end of your job. You can relentlessly use data and evidence to improve your work and focus in on the best ideas. Or, in […]