Category Archive: Inspiration and Ideas

Mapping new territories – Indoor wayfinding comes of age

Indoor navigation technology is going to be quite a bit different from its outdoor counterpart – you can’t us GPS without a direct satellite line. So developers are turning to other tools to… Continue reading

Pause for thought #1

If, like me, you like to kick-start mornings with a new perspective, or simply shake your thinking-habits around a bit, here’s a starter; This comes from a new book by Keri Smith “How… Continue reading

Stop!

Priceless. “Design taste is always tough to define.” But it’s not hard to spot. This “…was actually made internally by Microsoft’s packaging designers to challenge the marketing team to do better. Much to… Continue reading

kfone? Kone? phlock?

Picked this up from Fast Company’s design blog – strange but good reversal of fortune where an auto co. (well, their agency anyway, but tip of the hat to Ford for following through)… Continue reading

Ah, the smell of it…

Just received this picture from a traveler leaving Doha Airport, and while I’m sure we’d all applaud a brand-owners efforts to extend the experience outside of the usual channels, the smell of airport… Continue reading

You-s-b?

Time to lose the usb cables? This is another of those ‘ah!’ moments, and what a perfectly natural idea. With near-field slow to catch on, this may be another of those ideas that… Continue reading

Design for what’s on your mind.

I read this last week. I read it three times more and, while I try not to simply re-post other people’s thinking verbatim, I can’t think of a better article you should read… Continue reading

Man bites dog? It’s ‘me’ not ‘e’ that matters in store.

Finding myself in ‘fast’ self-check-out queues to tills with similar additional features as the one shown here, reading this in PSFK struck a chord; Stop Making Bad, Real-World Web Sites In this strange reversal… Continue reading

The age of discovery – not just for Tablets?

In reading the Micheal Schreck, of Zmags, contentiously titled; Amazon is stifling the e-commerce revolution I found a really interesting thought about one particular future for retailing – ‘Discovery Commerce’. The coinage resulted… Continue reading

From the ‘user-choser’ to ‘choose-when-I-need-to’

“The world is moving from car ownership to car usership.” Tomorrow’s drivers will be much less interested in owning the cars they travel in, industry executives predict. The statement, made in the consultancy… Continue reading