Observations and thoughts at the intersection of Design, IT, Psychology, and Business.

Finite f*cks to give

We all have a finite number of fucks to give. We should choose wisely where we give them. Many of wonderful people I know go out into the world with a strong sense of service, to make a difference in the jobs we do or the businesses we run. A passionate cause can,...

On celebrations

There is probably no other universal celebration than the coming of a new year. I have been thinking about how we could celebrate the new year: as simply the inevitable passing of another 365 days, or use it as a convenient point in time to reflect on what is more...

Sketch-draw digital art process

Here is something different in the lead-up to Christmas: after some experimentation, I believe I have found a way to create digital art that works for me. It combines the precision of vector drawings with the rich chaos of hand drawn elements. The broad steps are...

Elements which may be offensive

This flashed up on the inflight entertainment screen of all 3 movies I watched yesterday. I am guessing this message only appears at the start of certain movies. Who decides what may or may not cause offence? In today's world of hypersensitive, twitter-powered...

Why hotdesking is broken

Our sense of belonging to a group, an organisation, a tribe, etc is rooted in location/space as well as in social/psychological factors. Whether consciously or otherwise, we have a sense of belonging to the organisation employing us. Our cubicle/desk/office is our...

Entitlement to voice suffering

Suffering is part and parcel of life. It is only natural that we seek to ameliorate our suffering, to ease ourselves through the difficult times. Many of us have difficulty voicing our suffering. We engage in what I call comparative dismissal. “There is always someone...

Stability amidst change

Change is constant. And inevitable. But we also need stability. We are creatures of comfort. Change can be invigorating in short bursts, but we can only tolerate a certain amount of change-stress. Stability is the salve for change-stress. It is necessary for our...

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