The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

I have bumped into this ‘challenge’ over & over again throughout my 20+ year career in digital media. What platform are we creating our content for? How do we make sure our process, tools & technologies are able to adapt & respond to new platforms? Sadly, there are a number of large businesses who are … Continue reading The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

Having worked at a number of digital businesses who have internal ‘hackathons’ I have always seen the great value of getting diverse teams together, constraining them with either key problems to be solved or time & resources constraints …and then amazed by the creativity & execution which is possible under these conditions. At Yahoo! the … Continue reading Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

A Simpler Life

Very interesting to read this article – https://theconversation.com/the-simple-life-manifesto-and-how-it-could-save-us-33081– on @ConversationEDU discussing the ‘footprint’ of the population here in Australia & it made me think about how connectivity, drones, automation & innovation can be used to balance the right ecosystems around us to sustain us. What if you were able to create micro-footprints around the world … Continue reading A Simpler Life

From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium

The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters Artefact’s Craig Hajduk on design tips for MBAs The big story in June was Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement, and their abrupt about-face on used games and online connectivity. In an attempt to enable new scenarios based on online services linked to physical discs, they angered gaming enthusiasts by changing the rules … Continue reading From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium

Great articles from the past 2/3 weeks

Some great articles to read: Marketing and product design are the same thing by Seth Godin “knowing what product to build is something that both product designers and marketers need to understand intimately in order to do their jobs…the designers in order to design the product and the marketer in order to share the story.” The … Continue reading Great articles from the past 2/3 weeks