I’m coming to the end of my contract working with Media Powerhouse as a project coordinator. This wasn’t my usual gig but I met their technical project manager Callum while working on my last client project. What I thought would be a project management role turned into a project coordination and administration role with a… Continue reading A beginner’s guide to exporting post-Brexit
Category: Innovation & business
Repairable by design?
I’ve been a trustee of The Restart Project, a right to repair charity, for almost a year. They are focused on raising political awareness of the need for right to repair legislation in the UK and Europe and have been doing a fantastic job over the past 6 years. It’s an honour to meet with… Continue reading Repairable by design?
Creating a Culture of Innovation (an introduction)
Just like I did with my first book here’s an intro to my new book which is out now! The initial premise of the book was to highlight the various ways in which organisations sabotage their own research & innovation efforts. With time (I submitted my table of contents to Apress in July 2019), it… Continue reading Creating a Culture of Innovation (an introduction)
The Cargo Cult of Innovation: the toxic habits of corporate innovation
Update August 7th 2019: This will become a book, published by Apress in 2020. Follow #writingabook on @iotwatch on Twitter to hear more as I write it! NB: I have an idea for a second book about the cargo cult of corporate innovation but I’m not totally sure how I’d get people to contribute to… Continue reading The Cargo Cult of Innovation: the toxic habits of corporate innovation
So you’re about to graduate
(This is a follow-up to my blogpost as I’ve been invited to give one of the keynotes at the Umea Institute of Design’s Degree Show in Sweden next month.) So you’re about to graduate from an interaction design degree. Welcome to the rest of your life in the industry of design. Here are some harsh… Continue reading So you’re about to graduate
The Value of Design
There’s a new book out called Design and the Creation of Value which at an eye watering £85 probably isn’t going to make it on to my reading list straight away but the review illustrates a point I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. “Moral or ethical value seems to have limited relation to design.” writes John… Continue reading The Value of Design
The £150K problem: how to properly fund #iot startups
I was invited to speak at Fund Forum in Berlin a few weeks ago and wanted to share the crux of my argument to a room full of investors and investment managers. I believe that fundamentally, the investment model that Silicon Valley has developed around software is completely useless when it comes to helping early stage… Continue reading The £150K problem: how to properly fund #iot startups
All things, connected and considered.
(Talk given at a Telenor event in Oslo on January 10th 2017.) I’ve just come back from CES in Las Vegas and I can tell you, what can be connected is definitely on its way to being connected. Cities, homes, cars and much more. But the devil is in the details so I’ll be the devil’s… Continue reading All things, connected and considered.
The end of design
I just came back from CES (thanks to Here for flying me over to see their work, I’ll write about that soon too) and wanted to write down some thoughts I’ve been having over the past few months which crystallised during this trip. I’ll be giving a talk tomorrow in Oslo at an event organised… Continue reading The end of design
So you want an internet of things strategy?
I’ve been giving talks and having lots of meetings with executives across a number of different industries who are interested in the internet of things and aren’t quite sure what to do. Based on the past ten years of my work around this topic, here are some high-level recommendations. Assumptions: chances are you have a… Continue reading So you want an internet of things strategy?