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A Creative Education

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Business, Education, Government, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

A Creative Education

On the 21st of May this year there was a D&AD President’s Lecture entitled ‘A Future for Creative Education?’ With the A level results out today it seems a good time to revisit the themes within. The panel, which included Lord David Puttnam, D&AD President Neville Brody, Emily Campbell of the Creative Education Trust and David Erixon from Hyper Island, was unanimous in supporting the value of a good creative education, both for the individual practitioner and for the nation as a whole.   As mentioned previously I have a lot of time for the panel but Brody especially. I...

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Harrisment designs award winning website

Posted on Jul 16, 2010 in BLOG, Government, Web Design | 0 comments

Harrisment designs award winning website

Now that the dust of the general election has settled I can mention that a site that we designed for Lynne Featherstone MP won the Orange Digital Election Award. "On every level, Lynne Featherstone's campaign site excelled: design, engagement, relevance, information."

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Lynne Featherstone MP new website

Posted on Sep 22, 2009 in BLOG, Branding, Government, Web Design | 1 comment

Lynne Featherstone MP new website

As my colleague Simon Dixon has already blogged we’ve worked together yet again to deliver a website that breaks new ground. The most interesting part being the Lifestream, a first we believe for a Member of Parliament bringing together all of their social media, networking and work within the House. You can see quickly and easily Lynne Featherstone’s activities from day to day be it on Twitter, the Blog, Facebook or Flickr. You can also see the transcript from Hansard and Early Day Motions. This gives a level of transparency unheard of by most MPs, if you’re a constituent...

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Badscience Vs the Lord

Posted on Sep 17, 2009 in BLOG, Government, Opinion, Politics, Society, Technology | 0 comments

Badscience Vs the Lord

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the debate between Ben Goldacre (of Badscience fame) and Lord Drayson, Minister for Science. Chaired by Simon Mayo (yes of the BBC) the statement posed was: Bad science reporting: is it bad for your health? Lord Drayson went first. His argument is that we do have an awful lot to celebrate in science reporting, yes there have been disasters in the past (BSE, MMR) but the standards are rising. We cannot afford to be complacent, it is a virtuous circle. He argued that across today’s media landscape you need a mix of sensation and accuracy. Good...

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