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Starting a business in the middle of a pandemic is not without its pains, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the challenges of actually conducting business entirely remotely during a pandemic. And truth be told, there are few professions where this is more true than Design.

The remote creation…


I reflect on how one long difficult day teaching my six-year-old made me remember 5 key tips that get me through consulting clients.

I pour what must be my tenth cup of coffee today and chug it down like a man thirsting for water in the middle of the desert. With a heavy sigh, I sit down on the plastic chair at the dining room table. I’ve been here so long my butt…


A photo from 5 years ago of my son, pointing to his name in an experience my team and I designed where his name made it from concept to marketing!

It’s no secret the retail sector has been hit extremely hard during the global COVID-19 shutdown. Most physical stores have shuttered their doors, many of which will sadly never reopen. I have mixed feelings on this if I am being completely honest. …


Photo by Isaac Quesada on Unsplash

With the globe in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic, I detail my harrowing tale as I take a walk and discover an inspiring podcast about a Director of UX by the name of Shaheena Attarwala

During a walk, I discovered a podcast that reminded me about the power of story in design, how our own experiences shape the way we, as designers, solve problems and build solutions while using stories to enhance how we sell an idea. …


I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last couple months considering how Design is valued, leveraged and engaged in the corporate world, and more specifically, what that means for fellow Designers inside large organizations. It can be a tough grind for in-house Designers in big companies. …


Sharpies and Stickies — what would a Design Thinking workshop be without them?

Almost everyone who’s been exposed to it, loves Design Thinking. I’ve even seen accountants and Operations staff, become Champions of the process after participating in only a day of workshops. It’s a great way to break down barriers, get people to work together in often new and engaging ways, and…


Part 4: Immersive Experience Design. A Brave New World.

This is the fourth post in a series, if you haven’t already, I recommend starting with part one, part two or part three.

In the two decades I have spent in the User Experience and User Interface fields, I’ve been fortunate enough to build some of the first commercial experiences…


Part 3: What has come before will inform, but will be entirely eclipsed by MR

This is the third post in a series, if you haven’t already I recommend starting with part one or part two.

It’s worth noting that the unnatural interface of desktops, file folders, documents and applications brought to the masses in 1984 by the original Macintosh, not only wasn’t the first…


Part 2: How is Immersive Experience different from User Experience?

This is the second post in a series, if you haven’t already I recommend starting with part one.

Today, before interacting with an App or Website, the user must first unlock the device, locate the App amongst their collection of other entirely self-contained experiences, and launch it. In traditional User…


Part 1: The Beginning of the End

Today, User Experience and Human Centred Design are finally equal voices with business and technology in the boardrooms of some of the biggest companies in the world. It’s taken 30 years, but User Experience Design has steadily evolved to achieve a position of respect and relative stability. So much so…

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