Author Archives: John Clark

About John Clark

My name is John Clark and I previously ran a software house called Reynard Thomson, from which this blog originally grew. In the meantime, we launched a video-based user testing service (Kupima) which didn't really take off, and I have since moved into a new field specialising on software-based research & development consultancy. I'm active on LinkedIn, and would love to connect to anyone who has an interest in software prototyping or R&D:

Review: JustProto

JustProto is a compelling alternative to conventional prototyping solutions.  Designed to be collaborative from the start, it’s a pretty clever web application which runs on most modern browsers, although they recommend Firefox 3.5 or later. There are three packages on … Continue reading

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The User Feedback Secret Sauce…

Building great websites isn’t easy. Not only do we have to struggle to make them work well, we’ve countless other things that we need to keep in mind.  We really have to make our sites work well for our users; … Continue reading

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Is the penny dropping?

On my last posting here I asked the question ‘How do you convince companies to use software prototyping techniques’? It was somewhat provocative because I am pleased to say that I am seeing increasing amounts of evidence that an ecosystem … Continue reading

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How do you convince them?

A recent conversation with a respected software entrepreneur resulted in the following question: “How do you convince companies of the benefits of software prototyping?” and it’s a good question. The difficulty is, in my experience, that many companies – or … Continue reading

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The baby is due, soon…

Hey folks, I thought it was about high-time I posted something else here.   I’ve been a naughty boy, promising much but delivering very little (of blogging interest) for a while – but I have my reasons.  You see, I’ve … Continue reading

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Is your Apple Magic Trackpad giving you RSI?

This isn’t a review as such, because I believe such things are so subjective and personal that it’d be meaningless for me to recommend it or otherwise. However, when I received my shiny new iMac i7 (with monster spec) just … Continue reading

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Some useful wireframing resources

Some of you might find this useful – it’s a collection of useful templates and resources that you can use for your prototypes. Here’s a link – and thanks to SpeckyBoy design magazine for putting this together.

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Getting the right feedback

Looking back over the past two years of, um, intermittent blogging, I’ve realised that I spend most of my time talking about the various benefits of using prototyping techniques and not so much time looking at the role of feedback … Continue reading

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After a long gap…

Greetings to everyone and welcome to the re-launch of after a nine-month-ish hiatus.  Sure, I can put up some excuses if you’re interested – in fact, yeah, I will.  What basically happened was other stuff.  Been working hard on … Continue reading

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Credit to Crucial and a rant about the OSX Finder

How defective ram made my Macbook Pro run like a dog, and thanks to Crucial Technology for sorting it out with great efficiency. And a well deserved rant against the Apple OSX Finder… Continue reading

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