Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pieds Nus

Great popup in the tiny place where Roganic was. The food is simple and single ingredient focused sharing plates. I thought it was fantastic and unlike a lot of recent popups was very well organised with really friendly responsive service.

Link: Pieds Nus

Maison d’etre

If you’re ever at Highbury & Islington tube or at the top of Upper Street head round to the quiet side of Highbury Corner and grab a coffee and cake from this fantastic place. I had the nicest flat white I’ve had in a long time from here this morning.

Link: Maison d’etre

Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

This is a very interesting paper suggesting that sleep clears out amyloid beta from the brain faster than the normal waking removal rate. Because amyloid beta is the main component of amayloid plaques, found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, this could have very important implications for dementia research.

The BBC reported fairly well on this paper but as usual didn’t include a link to the paper itself or even the press release.

Link: Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

Usability testing for the 1995 Sun Microsystems Website

An interesting look at how the developers of an early large website went about creating a design. They used a few techniques still in use today: paper prototyping – printing static version of a site and asking users to look at and point at the printout and say what they thought they could click on and what they expected to see – and card sorting, where users are asked to sort cards with concepts written on them into similar groups to help drive the creation of a navigation tree.

Link: Usability testing for the 1995 Sun Microsystems Website