Random (and hopefully useful) thoughts at the intersection of Design, IT, Psychology, and Business.

Installing WAMP Server 64-bit

The internet is a great resource - when you can find the right step-by-step instructions at just the right level of depth. I had recently spent several hours trying to install WAMP Server on a laptop, using instructions cobbled together from multiple sources, and...

03667 WedgeWave

An experiment in repeating a model in Photoshop. This uses way fewer bricks! I'll need to look at photography techniques to reduce the extreme perspective....

Three ways to do innovation

Imposed: Top down. Directive. Easy to execute and tick off the to-do list. Limited relevance to operational realities. External consultants can come with generic “learn how to be creative” materials that are not tailored to the reality of participants. Worst case:...

00351 Facade

Another experiment with unusual Lego elements. Movable privacy and sun shades on a facade. A larger number of these (on a larger model) can bring an organic element to the whole...

Two assets lost in restructures

When an organisation restructures its operations, it runs the risk of losing two core invisible assets - tacit corporate knowledge and established goodwill. These assets are invisible because they can be hard to quantify financially, and because the effects of their...

Perpetuated product UX fails

For as long as I could remember, this has always happened to every single bottle of cream cleanser I’ve ever purchased and used; regardless of the brand. The hinge breaks, the small hole clogs up, and product accretes around the hole in an unsightly manner. All these...

00277 Wedge

A house with zig-zagging pitched roofs. This can be read as a domestic house where each square is a 3.5m floor-to-ceiling window. Or it can be read as a larger building with each square window being  2 to 3 storeys...

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