Category Archive: A word from Richard

Your call is important to us…

Despite all I read about the way big data is shaping a more informed marketing landscape, the contrary-ness of junk mail still makes me smile. Here’s one I just received this morning, as… Continue reading

Retail’s return to bricks…

71% of GX and Y’s would rather shop in a bricks-and-morter store than go online. Clearly that doesn’t mean they won’t shop online when it’s more convenient, but faced with an alternative to… Continue reading

Why buy a design consultancy?

Indeed, reading between the lines of this piece in Design Week, covering the re-emergence of consulting firms buying design companies (which means the recession must be over, I’ve not seen this kind of… Continue reading

Running on empty?

Here’s a copy of a post I made today on another WordPress site I write for. It seemed to work out ok, so I’m re-posting it here… Here’s a quick test for you.… Continue reading

Do self-driving cars dream of electric signs?

According to spectrum.ieee.org (the website of IEEE, the world’s largest professional technology association)  2030 Forecast, self driving cars are on the way. Google’s fleet of driverless Prius has covered over 300,ooo miles, 50,ooo… Continue reading

The Totem Pole – Signs that transcend language…

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Brilliant article about the re-evaluation of the prototype for signage. The Totem Pole — Predecessor for Advertising?. Found on the From the Daily Heller blog

The excellent traffic signs of Italy

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You can tell a lot about a place from it’s signage and in some instances even tell a place by it’s signs. Local cultural differences are always bought into…

A future for signage? (Part 1)

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I’ve been looking at where signage and the influence that technology has begun to exert for a few years. Here’s a great example of the types of signs I…

Ok, so they’re not really signs, but hey…

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Plus this example is only really useful in the rainy North of Europe, but here’s some neat thinking about something I’ve coined as the ‘socialisation’ of Signage, While this…

Google Glass For Visually Impaired Reads Street Signs Out Loud – PSFK

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  The future for signage (part 2), Israeli startup company OrCam has built a camera-based system that helps the visually-impaired ‘read’ signs and numbers. Finally, an alternative to high-contrast signs…