You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!
Stretch Towards Everything. This is the second case study of seven, reviewing how category design can generate outsize organizational outcomes. This post, we discuss how we can dissipate boundaries inside an organization, and with external stakeholders. We are all on … Continue reading Category Design Case Study II: Get In The FLOW.
I have been reflecting a lot over the last few months about the work that I have done, the promise I can make someone new, and what I am good at. This review process should be a regular occurrence, and … Continue reading Category Design: Communications & Culture.
There are four stages of design thinking. It begins with “What is.” – the present state in which we find ourselves, the situation or initiative. It then moves to “What if…?” where we envision a new, improved future. “What wows” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 74: What If…?
I sit on floor 31, with a view of the North Shore. The view helps clear my head when I am thinking about planning, about strategic conundrums. Of course, in Vancouver in December (or any month), the clouds can roll … Continue reading Week 9: Clear sky clarity, foggy focus
I found a piece of content I wrote in 2011 to my team, explaining my design approach needs. Although it is slightly dated in its examples (the iPhone app grid), it is remarkably relevant 6 years later. We are currently, … Continue reading Deep Design: Helping The Brand Define Itself
What is your default action, when you are creating content / stuff? Do you have a beautifully intricate filing system so all of your intellectual property is at hand, just when you need it? Are you a player? Do you … Continue reading Don’t Save It, SHARE it! Build Your Network. #14Actions
Here are two #14Actions for the price of one. We read everywhere about the power of failure – I am particularly taken by Tom Peters’ ridiculous acronym: WTTMS(ASTMSUTF)W: Whoever Tries The Most Stuff (And Screws The Most Stuff Up The … Continue reading Fail Forward, Making Small Bets As You Go #14Actions
A bit like HR, the Communications dept. of the modern enterprise has become bloated and self-important. Everything communicators touch is just so important that they need an extra team member to coordinate that project, or professionalise this process. Bunkum and … Continue reading The Secret To My Success: Fewer Resources, Smaller Budgets
We are currently hiring a Communications Coordinator in Vancouver. I asked HR to see every resume and cover letter so that I have the full picture of the range of candidates. It is an interesting, fairly sobering process. There is … Continue reading Hotmail Hiring (Note: NOT Auditioning Male Strippers)
According to Shots of Awe, “the Instagram generation experiences the present as an anticipated memory.” We actively design what that later memory will be like. We all become artists / architects – we are building our memorial maps. Is it … Continue reading Experiencing The Present As An Anticipated Memory
Hyperlapse is the latest and greatest. Just a couple of days after I had a conversation about Microsoft’s upcoming reveal of an image stabilisation tool with @The_Solimonster – my genius creative tech colleague – Instagram has one in production, a single … Continue reading Beta Learning: Download App, Press Record, Mutter Hmmmmmm