Publishing to learn

March 14, 2016

I’m taking my Masters in Design Futures at RMIT, whilst honing my practice as a Service Designer. Both are informing the other, and it’s been an incredible support to my vocational learning to have the academic aspect track right alongside. The course is online, and we work via a few tools...

New Logo by Andy

January 19, 2016

So lovely isn’t it? A one off hand drawn logo by Andy – one of the best CD’s I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, not to mention a nice chap. Currently hanging out in Berlin – you can admire his work here.  

Mama Chomp – Strategic Workshop

January 5, 2016

Design Thinking comes in pretty handy when you’re trying to work out a problem. Yesterday I put it to work and ran a strategic workshop with Candy Weiss (founder of Mama Chomp) in the kitchen where she lovingly hand bakes her gluten free goodies. In a swift collaborative session of 2 hours, I...

Reading – Business Model Generation

January 4, 2016

Author | Title – Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur  Topic – Review of Disruptive Business Models – the new, the varied and the different. Method of Discovery – Recommended by a very lovely Service Designer as an essential to get me started. Inspiration – I love...

I hope you’re having a good time?

January 3, 2016

A pretty simple question “I hope you’re having a good time?”, was just the jolt I needed. Away on holiday my son was proudly showing off his new writing skills by sending a few postcards. And he kept asking during our calls, if I’d received mine yet? Checking the postbox on return from...

Reading – This is Service Design Thinking

December 28, 2015

Author | Title – This is Service Design Thinking, by Stickdorn / Schnieider Topic – A great entry point to understand Service Design better, again created collaboratively by a group talking about their industry, tools and provides examples of how to apply them. Method of Discovery – Recommended by a...

Reading – The Decision Book

December 23, 2015

Title | Author – The Decision Book, Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler Topic – 50 models for strategic thinking – inner cover provides a suggested matrix on when to use and apply the models, both to your life and others’ for improvement. Method of discovery – stumbled upon down a rabbit hole...