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Create a trusting experience

Posted: July 19, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, Design

Here’s something I’ve noticed about public transport in Melbourne, versus Tokyo. The first photo is of Flinders St. station, here in Melbourne. Our public transport ticketing gates are shut at all times. You have to swipe your ticket to get through them. This feels like an untrusted experience. It gives the message that “You can’t be trusted, until you […]

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No real than you are

Posted: March 15, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture

Staff at a drinks stand in the Netherlands resort of Zandvoort were amazed to find a 2.5-meter (8-foot) Lego man washed up on the beach Tuesday. It was rescued from the water and placed upright on the beach, to the delight of children. I originally blogged this in 2007 … cool story. via spiegel.de.

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You got mail

Posted: March 15, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, User Experience, Web

Digitals from Chris Crutchfield – This is what happens when the notifications take over.

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The Shape of Stories

Posted: March 7, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, Design, User Experience

“The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.” Kurt Vonnegut I stumbled across “The Shape of Stories”, a rejected thesis idea by Kurt Vonnegut that illustrates […]

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Shazam all the things.

Posted: March 7, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, Web

“Shazam is already a verb. We want to expand the universe of what you can Shazam.” – Shazam CEO Rich Riley. I’ve always loved Shazam. As a music discovery tool, it’s one of those apps that’s almost indistinguishable from magic. But there’s been news this week that Shazam will extend its scope beyond just music, and […]

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Everything is Not Awesome

Posted: October 10, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture

I only just discovered this fantastic video that Greenpeace put together in protest of the historic partnership between Lego and Shell Oil. Great news is, it worked, and Lego have agreed to step away from any partnerships with Big Oil.  

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Derek Sivers on ‘How to start a movement’

Posted: September 18, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, Marketing

Such a brilliant mini-TED talk from Derek Sivers, one of my all time favourite internet-people. Derek Sivers: How to start a movement – YouTube.

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Rolling into Shinjuku

Posted: January 22, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture

Also via Spoon & Tamago – Mesmorising high speed footage by photographer Adam Magyar at Tokyo’s Shinjuku station.

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Video Stores Explained To Modern Kids

Posted: December 31, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture

This is great. Via YouTube

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