This is not a coffee shop - this is the reception at one of our clients in Denmark.
They can greet you, get you a visitor's badge and notify the employee your meeting with. And while you wait for them to come meet you, they can also … Continue Reading ››
Physical space matters. It's easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a colourful, organic, playful environment than in a grey, linear, boring one.
And I'm not talking about the outside of the building. Many companies have buildings that are sleek, modern, architectural glass-steel-and-cement sculptures on … Continue Reading ››
The latest BMW ad campaign has very little to do with cars and focuses instead on the corporate values of the Bayerische Motoren Werke.
One version of it says:
We say no to:
Lowest common denominators
So we can say yes to good ideas.
BMW fights bureaucracy. This is cool. Why is it … Continue Reading ››
I'm with Edward Tufte
and Kathy Sierra
on this one. I never use PowerPoint in my presentations because it:
- Limits interaction and spontaneity
- Focuses people's attention on the slides rather than on what's happening in the room
- Often requires dim, snooze-inducing lighting
There are great uses of PowerPoint too, but why risk … Continue Reading ››
The OScar Project
is an attempt to design a car using an Open Source, web-based approach. Anybody can contribute to the concept and design at the website.
I loved this quote from the site:
You can't treat a car like a human being. A car needs love.
- Walter Röhrl
The success of the Apple iPod should serve us all as a reminder of this fact: Simple is good.
And in case we forget, there's this excellent article by Andreas Pfeiffer who formulates it very succinctly using 10 simple rules
. Here are some examples:
10 fundamental rules for the age of user experience technology:
1) More features … Continue Reading ››
Solange de Santi's excellent book Life on the Line
about her experience of working under cover (she's a journalist) for 18 months in a GM van plant gave me the sense that car factories are noisy, dirty, dangerous places.
Apparently they don't have to be - they can also be amazing, beautiful, friendly, ergonomic and … Continue Reading ››
Creating Passionate Users
is the best blog I've found recently, and Kathy Sierra's post on how not to use PowerPoint
is very funny and smart.
Sometimes the best presentation is... no presentation. Ditch the slides completely. Put the projector in the closet, roll the screen back up, and turn the damn lights back … Continue Reading ››