What working in Design taught me about doing online marketing and advertising.

First published on Clickz Asia October 2013 My name is Carl and I used to work in design.  There.  I’ve said it. Specifically I worked for Philips Design for nearly 5 years in Singapore with a couple of short stints in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. It’s easy to mock design, of course, and the industry frequently finds itself the subject of parody. We’re all familiar with […]

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What working in Design taught me about doing online marketing and advertising. Part 2.

First Published on Clickz Asia October 2013 In this, my second piece in a series of three, I’m going to talk about a second tenet of Design Thinking – ‘The appropriate use of technology’. In generic ‘design thinking’ terms this technology tenet is often articulated in terms of feasibility.  i.e. the question is expressed something like, ‘for that thing we want to do, is there […]

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Design Thinking in Digital – Part 3

First Published on Clickz Asia November 2013 Following on from my first two pieces focusing on the consumer [link] and the use of technology, I’d like to end this series by talking about Design Thinking’s third tenet – business viability.  In the world of digital advertising, business viability sits firmly in the results section. In digital advertising the viability has to be linked to measurable […]

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Why having everything on Spotify sucks

The other day I was hiking with a very good friend of mine. An industrial designer by training and someone who’s fascinated by new technology and its implications, I was keen to understand what he now used to listen to music – another passion of his. His answer was brusque and bordering on defensive – CDs. And he still buys them. I told him that […]

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Social Media – too much media, not enough Social

First published July 2013 Singapore On my Facebook feed the other day I saw a comment from someone which read, ‘Social Media – too much media, not enough Social’. It triggered some thoughts I’ve been having recently about the evolution of this whole ‘Social Media/ Social Marketing’ space.  Now, I’ve been around a while – to give you a clue I remember quite distinctly the […]

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So there I was ….

So there I was ….

thinking that moving images from TypePad to WordPress was a simple thing… I was wrong and all the broken image links in earlier posts are testament to that …..  

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LinoPrinting at MonsterGallery

https://www.facebook.com/monstergallery Check them out!

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alex.is: How I lost my iPhone on 30th December 2011

Dropped my iPhone recently in a cab and found out how difficult it is to search for information on the go. It was the 2nd last day of 2011, and we were in a premier taxi when we decided to alight at cineleisure in a hurry because the traffic was so jammed. Paid, and got out of cab, only to realize I dropped the phone […]

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vowe dot net :: Replacing a Mac

  via vowe.net Wire up new Mac. Start Migration Assistant. Enter six digits. Walk away. Update: In the morning, there were three files to manually copy, deactivate Creative Suite on the old and activate on the new iMac. That’s all Charly Brown. Who thinks PCs are cheaper than Macs?

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villains + lovers — Home

via villainslovers.bigcartel.com Check out the awesome designs from Apple and Ms. Beans

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