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

Over-reliance on data impedes innovation

Insights derived from gathered data are inherently rooted in the past. Gathered data reflects what has already happened. Acting on these insights is inherently reactive. We are reacting to what had already happened. In an fairly unchanging, operationalised...

Visualising antidepressants

Here is a series of visuals I sketched in response to several discussions about depression and the effect of antidepressants. These are visualisations of shared anecdotal experiences only and should be read as such. In a non-depressed person (normal as in...

00189 Block

An office, apartment, or mixed-use tower block. The wedge-shaped lower block creates two angular plazas on both main faces of the building. The semicircular elements was initially conceived as balconies. But looking at the scale, they are probably more reasonably cast...

An exercise in non-differentiation

It must be really difficult to stand out in the clothing business these days. Or the marketing department/advertising company have given up trying in this case. “Woman Man Kids” as a tagline? Seriously? They are not even trying. Or are they actually selling women,...

De-normalising for possibilities

When a situation is normalised, we get no spikes of differences or interest. When everything is of more or less equal importance/priority, it can be very hard to begin taking action. When everything seems the same, we get “blank canvas syndrome.” Where do we begin...

00153 Sail

Evolving the previous version to give more prominence to the curved face, and de-emphasise the block mass while using it to anchor the...

Three simple rules for applying logos

As the basic function of applying a logis one of distinctive legibility, the follow three L A D rules can be more practical for everyday use than the specific, technical specifications used in style guides. While these do not replace the exacting specifications...

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