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

Three dimensions for understanding a problem

Looking at a problem across the following three dimensions may be useful in helping us better understand and problem, reframe our perceptions, and find ways to move forward. Is it you or the circumstance? Sometimes the problem is not us, but rather the circumstance we...

The importance of being healthy selfish

A core aspect of elevating ourselves is learning healthy selfishness. Healthy selfish is why we must put on our own oxygen masks first, before helping others. In every situation, we can examine the following: What can I do in response? How can I learn from this?...

Talent-Belief gap

Self-efficacy is the belief that we are able to respond effectively or successfully to a given situation. The Talent-Belief gap describes how well our self-belief (efficacy) tallies with our actual talents and abilities. The presence of a Talent-Belief gap means we...

Action-Impact gap

The Action-Impact gap lies between our awareness of having done or said something, and the realisation of that action’s impact on others. When we have a large gap, we act without realisation of our actions. We may not even be aware of our actions. As our...

Over-marketing?

In the age of Brand You, is it possible to be too well marketed? At some point in the pursuit of marketing perfection, we risk crossing the line into in-authenticity. We see it in many personality-driven businesses. When everything is so perfectly and slickly done...

The unemployable skillset

Traditional employment methodologies and processes seem to be increasingly falling behind the reality of work. The jobs that are most safe going forward naturally require skills referred to as the “three bottlenecks to automation:” creativity, social intelligence, and...

Anxiety blocks creativity

“...feelings of anxiety stimulate your limbic system, causing your brain to release stress hormones. The limbic system stops communicating with the cerebral cortex, the part of your brain responsible for creativity. Your heart pounds, you stop being able to...

Directly applied learning

This is a learning approach I have found useful: to learn theory/techniques from a book and apply that learning immediately to an actual situation. This is a screengrab of me reading Carmen Simon’s Impossible to Ignore on left window (Kindle), pulling out key concepts...

Hair-trigger ads UX fail

Yet another user-experience (UX) fail because ... advertising! If you are a regular reader of news.com.au on your phone you may have noticed this annoying behaviour: swiping to scroll/pan a story often triggers an ad to open in a new browser tab/page. This is poor and...

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