My name is Gemma Thomson, and I’m a British game designer living and working in Stockholm. I play, draw and explore, and I strive to create engaging interactive experiences.

This is a free-form space where I post about my experiences and reblog things which catch my eye or make me think.


www.raygun-gothic.net

I'm Also:
... an urban explorer (of sorts), and a chronicler of Maps in Games.

'Facebook will auto-play videos in the news feed now? Muted or no, this really takes the biscuit.
I decided to offer feedback:

"I never asked for this and certainly don’t want it intruding further upon what is already a horrendously directed news feed experience. I can think of no logical reason why anyone would want videos to auto-play, considering the time it takes to read captions and comments around the post - not to mention the fact I may not want to see the video in the first place. Please - give us the option to opt out of it (or even better, allow us to opt in rather than assuming we’d all want yet another intrusive UI standard) immediately." ‘

'Facebook will auto-play videos in the news feed now? Muted or no, this really takes the biscuit.

I decided to offer feedback:

"I never asked for this and certainly don’t want it intruding further upon what is already a horrendously directed news feed experience. I can think of no logical reason why anyone would want videos to auto-play, considering the time it takes to read captions and comments around the post - not to mention the fact I may not want to see the video in the first place. Please - give us the option to opt out of it (or even better, allow us to opt in rather than assuming we’d all want yet another intrusive UI standard) immediately." ‘

'It's interesting seeing how the Swedes celebrate some things. Take Easter (Påsk), with less of an emphasis on massive chocolate eggs. Instead the supermarkets are stocked with these plastic egg shells, filled with all kinds of sweets. Coop Konsum seems to stock the sort of things Britain's used to - candy necklaces, Twix and such - while other places' eggs contain Marabou and Plopp.'

'It's interesting seeing how the Swedes celebrate some things. Take Easter (Påsk), with less of an emphasis on massive chocolate eggs. Instead the supermarkets are stocked with these plastic egg shells, filled with all kinds of sweets. Coop Konsum seems to stock the sort of things Britain's used to - candy necklaces, Twix and such - while other places' eggs contain Marabou and Plopp.'