Jan Chipchase

A life well travelled. @janchip


A Year of Reflection


Last week I spoke at the IxDA conference in San Francisco. A number of people asked for a copy of the talk + slides. It’s not verbatim, but near enough. Based on feedback…


A Year of Reflection


Last week I spoke at the IxDA conference in San Francisco. A number of people asked for a copy of the talk + slides. It’s not verbatim, but near enough. Based on feedback…


Six Rules for Off-roading in China


Rule #1: when you’re hurtling through the desert trying to make up for lost time, stick to the road.


Having the Intelligence to Outsmart the Network

In world where we take ‘location’ for granted, who is motivated, in what contexts to either degrade or starve us of our location feed, or

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The role of design and innovation in all aspects of life, business, and technology

On journey to see the world differently.

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Falling in love for the first time, again.


Why do you remember certain experiences? What do you want to remember and why? What if you could experience falling in love for the first time…


“Those” Projects

There are projects.

The ones that shape, mould and refine our methods, allow us to iterate on how we think about collecting, analysing and applying data …


Blue Rinse

It is a familiar sight but it could and ultimately will, be so much more.


The Future of Sewage Epidemiology

The blue rinse in this Tokyo bar is a…


The Consequences of Choosing the Wrong Door


I’m sitting in a roadside restaurant sipping coffee and trying to avoid eye contact with a heavily set gent on the next table. It’s quite…


It’s Not Your Face, It’s Mine


There she is, staring down from the immigration hall of Shanghai immigration: a face connected to a brand connected to a product.


Legacy Transactions in Cashless Society


The contract sits on the desk, its dense kanji taunting from the printed page. It is difficult to focus on the content because the solicitor…


Connectivity is not binary, the network is never neutral.


It takes an hour to clear the Yangon traffic, and another two to reach Bogale, a small town at the edge of the Irrawaddy Delta…