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

Imagining a simpler way to do business

I was sitting in a web analytics meeting recently. It was very professional, informative, and interesting. The strategy is very relevant to what the client is doing on the web, and the new information the project can generate makes sound business sense. But I cannot...

Tools to access our personal truths

In increasing order of effectiveness: Our words – the stories we tell the world about who we are. Our thoughts – the rational discussions we have with our selves. The rationalisations we have for our actions. Our feelings – our emotions, internal dialogue and our...

Multitouch circa 1980

"Multi contact point surface" sounds like multitouch no? Here is the original image on Vintage Ad Browser. Here are some graphics tablet reviews from 1984 on Atari...

The Empathic Civilisation

A beautiful, short, fun and thought-provoking animation about mirror neurons, empathy, the future and the world. Challenging the assumptions about human nature, the assumptions that many of our institutions, like education, are based on. Eg we are hard wired for...

Cynicism inevitable

This is the hoarding of a soon-to-come Wendy’s. I can’t help but wonder, how many people walking past this will: (a) notice the tagline, and (b) read the tagline with minimal or zero...

Marketing still fail

Marketing managers have now more or less learnt the topical key words – emotional engagement, authenticity, engaging in conversations… But the doing of marketing is still essentially flawed – because marketing is still treated as a standalone function at the end of a...

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