Switching to Scrum – Part Two

April 18th, 2013

Following on from our Switching to Scrum blog post part one… 5. Terminology: am I a burndown sprint chicken? The terminology for Scrum IS confusing, no question. Staff might be concerned about getting it wrong or might muddle on through without really grasping it. Have a session or two with *everyone* to cover all the terms involved

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Culture Geek 2013 condensed: Bright ideas at the Barbican

March 19th, 2013

MuseumNext’s little sister was back with a bang this year, with speakers from arts and culture organisations in America, Holland, Scotland and England. The focus on marketing and audience engagement saw topics range from advertising strategies for the 166 year old Smithsonian Institute, through to a year-long campaign for the world’s largest arts festival (it

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Making the switch to Scrum – Part One

March 7th, 2013

Rugby, bad. Delivering on-time, good. It seems a lot of organisations are switching to agile production; the BBC, the Government and last year, Thought Den. It’s not a quick undoing years of sedimented project management technique. You can read about agile and the Scrum methodology on many websites, but here is what we have learned since

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Digital R&D in the Arts Condensed: Funding, Future-gazing & Innovation

February 7th, 2013

The great and good from the worlds of art, culture and digital gathered in Manchester on Wednesday to ponder the perils of digital agenda-setting and bask in the milky glow of this Government’s last remaining cultural cash-cow. NESTA, Arts Council England and AHRC have an incredible £7,000,000 to invest in the sector. Now is the

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Mobile Games Forum Condensed: a Twitter Poster mixdown

January 25th, 2013

Bringing you a brief rundown of the very well organised Mobile Games Forum 2013, mostly in poster format. Thought Den were invited (along with Bristol gaming stalwart Aardman Digital, PLA Studios and Blitz Games) to pontificate on the joys of play with purpose. Non-game games was another slightly confusing synonym. Our panel was hosted by

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1 New Year, 2 New People, 3 New Trends

January 4th, 2013

So we survived the flag-waving, the floods and the disappointment of HTML 5! Hello 2013. This year will see some big changes at Thought Den, not least the long-awaited launch of a new website and our first self-published game. The following is a short look forward to a fun-packed year. 3 Trends for Twenty Thirteen Some

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Top 5 UX tips stolen from Bill Buxton

November 19th, 2012

Having recently attended Channel 4 Online’s UX x SW event at @Bristol , I was lucky enough to witness a keynote presentation from Bill Buxton, UX guru, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and generally all round amazing human being. He encouraged the attendee’s to steal his ideas, but rather than steal them I thought it

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