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Danny Bluestone

Danny

Danny is the Founder and Managing Director of Cyber-Duck Ltd (www.Cyber-Duck.co.uk) a leading UK digital agency pioneering the fields of user experience and Web 2.0 technologies. Danny’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to the company’s rapid growth since 2005, when it was a one man band, to its current status as an award-winning innovator at the forefront of the interactive media industry. Today Cyber-Duck works with over 50 clients from across the globe, including leading brands such as Mastercard, Intel and Anton Kreil, star of the BBC’s ‘Million Dollar Trader’ series. Danny is a frequent speaker at leading industry events such as Internet World, and a blogger for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). Although an experienced strategist within the industry he also enjoys 'hands on' detailed work on client projects, in addition to focusing on business development and utilising his strong leadership skills to further drive Cyber-Duck to become the number 1 digital agency.

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  • A free app for user experience (UX) terms

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on October 15, 2014 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    We realised some time ago that we needed a handy app that offers a comprehensive glossary of user experience (UX) principles, as we often find ourselves having to quickly look for industry jargon when on the move and when the Internet is unavailable. After searching through app stores and websites for a UX glossary, the
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  • Why a device agnostic website is the future

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on February 21, 2013 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    Producing a website is not what it used to be; with the prevalence of mobile devices, tapping and pinching is how most people interact with content.
    If your website is not fully touch friendly you have probably been living in a cave. Deloitte predicts that in 2013 global shipments of smartphones will exceed one billion unites
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  • Le Web London 2012 – a must see for UK digital agencies

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on June 20, 2012 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    If you haven’t heard of Le Web London then you have been missing out. It’s the closest thing I have seen in the UK to the world’s greatest American tech festival and meet-up, SXSW. Today is the last day of the 2 day event in Central London. So why should digital agencies and BIMA members
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  • Should There be More Control Over Social Networks?

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on August 12, 2011 // 1 Comment
    Danny Bluestone

    It has been widely publicised that the riots we are experiencing throughout the UK have been instigated via social networks. But what is the true role of social networks here, and should we be preventing these services from exacerbating such situations?
    There’s no way you could have missed the latest news stories, groups of youths within
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  • Joseph Jaffe at SxSW

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on April 5, 2011 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    Joseph Jaffe launched his new book “Flip The Funnel” at SXSW (Austin, Texas) last month. The book is supposed to help digital agencies, marketing folk and brands reassess how they do business online (and offline). Jaffe is a marketing wizard and hailed as one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on new
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  • The Awesome Design Panel

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on March 22, 2011 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    I just got back from SXSW which is the world’s largest interactive festival in Austin, Texas . I am still buzzing from that week and during April 2011 will write about my experiences at six of the key talks and panels.

  • Social Commerce: The Evolution of Social Media

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on February 10, 2011 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    What is social commerce?
    From a business perspective, social commerce can be described broadly as “the ability to influence and prompt an online exchange of goods or commodities between parties through the medium of a social network”. This is the notion that use of popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, can directly drive sales
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  • Locative Media

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on August 16, 2010 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    Native Mobile apps and web apps with locative features are being hailed as the next big thing in Interactive Media. Multi-touch user interactions using GPS, Gyroscopes and Web services are at the forefront of interactive media technology.

  • Design by community

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on June 23, 2010 // 1 Comment
    Danny Bluestone

    I recently came across the design by community webpage by Nokia, which is a ‘crowd sourcing’ attempt to engage real users in the product design of a new handset. Every week, Nokia asked real users to comment on important aspects of their new generation phone such as the operating system, user interfaces, materials, camera, the
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  • Experience Design and playing on the senses

    Posted by Danny Bluestone on June 18, 2010 // No Comments
    Danny Bluestone

    I saw James Jesse Garret at UX London last month (end May 2010). His talk had a big impact on my thought patterns. In this short article I am summarising my notes from the event.
    James was an advocate of Nielsen-Norman-Togg’s philosophy and wrote ‘The Elements of User Experience’ which has a major impact on
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