Category Archive: Thinking

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

Wi-tricity moves inexorably closer…

Spotted this morning, and while it’s not breaking news, the meme of wireless-charging (like all ideas that seem to arrive suddenly but in fact take 5 years to properly gestate) is really gathering… Continue reading

Are We Ready For New Retail Models?

Yes. But you won’t find them here – Are We Ready For New Retail Models? [PSFK NYC 2012] @PSFK. As sure as art mirrors life, it would appear that the social-media world’s search… Continue reading

Death of print… greatly exaggerated…

“Paper posters that play music via printed circuits made with conductive ink have been unveiled. The prototype “Listening Post” poster is a guide to bands performing locally. The interactive poster plays a short… Continue reading

The Future Of / ‘Thinking Cities’

A rather open-ended post, catching a few ideas. Just watched this short film (produced by Ericsson) and worth a mention for the connection between one aspect of this and something else I was… Continue reading

Are graphic designers ruining the web?

Following on nicely from the post about ‘Distributed design’, the debate about responsibility for design takes another twist, in the form of journalist and academic John Naughton Guardian article. News analysis – Are… Continue reading

Establish a (bad) Mood with typography…

I like Codrops (the developers’ blog, “pushing the boundaries of how websites are built from the fundamental structure to the most delicate interaction effects.” http://tympanus.net/codrops/ ) but when expertise in one discipline is… Continue reading

Frequently (un)Asked Questions

I’ve been putting a proposal together for a client who’s not commissioned the kind of work I do before, and he’s rightly nervous about the process and the investment (and return) involved. Writing… Continue reading