I’m trying a new approach to writing and publishing his year.
In my end of year review for 2017 I said that I needed to think about how and where I publish blog posts.
In a world where so many of us carry screens in our pockets, does the world need more, and increasingly, larger screens in our public spaces?
This is a picture taken in Manchester Central Library.
There’s an increasingly amount of touch screen interfaces appearing in physical spaces which doesn’t feel very digital to me. Continue reading…
This article caught my attention last summer: one in five high street estate agents risk going bust.
There’s a lack of digital innovation from traditional estate agents. Continue reading…
Earlier this year I wrote about sticks in the ground. My belief that design has to be bold. It has to start with an idea.
It’s arrogant to think you can change the world. But it’s also necessary
In my last blog post I wrote about attention-driven design versus connection-driven design.
While thinking about this over the past few months, this article was particularly uncomfortable reading: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression.
Last week I wrote about the opportunity of designing for connection.
I‘d been inspired to think about this more recently after watching a TED talk by Tristan Harris: The manipulative tricks tech companies use to keep your attention.
Designing for attention is marketing, supporting a business model built on advertising. Continue reading…
Some thoughts on digital publishing.
There’s not enough experimentation in the news industry, especially within traditional news formats.
In the UK the i Newspaper as a format is interesting, as is the freemium business model introduced by established regional papers like the London Evening Standard and the Manchester Evening News (i.e. Continue reading…
The potential of digital is for your environment to be one step ahead of your experience.
In our virtual environments and interactions we expect a high level of control over how our individual preferences are handled relative to the situation or the context we’re dealing with. Continue reading…