Technofeudalism and Design

Are walled gardens destroying meaningful product design?
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15th July 2024
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5 min read

Purity of Purpose

Everywhere you look the products we use are crappier than ever because they've lost the part that made them good in the first place.
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11th March 2024
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5 min read

Have We Reached Peak Obround?

Obround: noun. (geometry) A shape consisting of two semicircles connected by parallel lines tangent to their endpoints.
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5th February 2024
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6 min read

Pro-Repair Design

The right to repair is one thing, but who's going to repair it?
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29th January 2024
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6 min read

Less But Better

If we want consumers to buy domestically produced goods, consumers need to be 'untrained' out of buying lots of cheap junk.
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10th December 2023
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7 min read

Don’t Be Weird

Don't replace one set of problems, with another set of problems.
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4th December 2023
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5 min read

AI and Creators: A Consumer’s Perspective

This is not my weigh-in on the AI vs art debate. That debate will rage for many years to come. There is, however, a third side to the argument that nobody is arguing about. …
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31st October 2023
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5 min read

Too Busy for Bad Design.

Most people are too busy to realise the products they use everyday are just a little bit off.
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23rd October 2023
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6 min read

Designing for Business

Assuming you’re in the business of making goods (like maybe medical devices), the right design decisions at the right time can mean the difference between a business being a success, and a business continuing …
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16th October 2023
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8 min read

Design Thinking and Chesterton’s Fence

Avoid changing a given situation before you understand some of the reasons why it's remained unchanged for so long
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18th September 2023
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4 min read

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