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

Hospitals to start drug company

Image from Gizmodo. When things stay unchanging for a long time, we can accept them as immutable truth, and forget the power and resources we have at our disposal to make change. The status quo is: drug companies make and sell drugs, hospitals buy and use drugs....

00134 Prism

Playing with angular and block, white and transparent elements. Experimenting with non-traditional (ie beyond just bottom-up) building...

Flowing from ideas to up-and-running

Found this diagram I sketched while on a startup project many years ago. It may be useful to help you reflect on your new startup venture this year. It is interesting to see how the process is still more or less the...

00129 Catherine

Playing with the idea of a large mass with a pronounced over-hang/cantilever. Scale-wise, the round Catherine windows would be one storey (3m or 10 feet) to two stories in...

00097 Thalatha

This is the first model of a series exploring architectural forms using Lego. It presents two slightly different faces to the world. This is part of a decision to engage in more "work" that is innately satisfying, different from what I have been doing, and free from...

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...

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