The Role of Signage & Icons

Back when I worked in the signage manufacturing industry, there was a principle I was taught and internalized: Signage plays a pivotal role in an environment’s experience.  This is typically thought of as just the aesthetics of a well-crafted, working sign and the thematic blending with the environment; however, it extends further into the UX (user experience) of a well-placed sign, its visibility and these ease of individuals in the space to find their way.  Wayfinding, when done right, achieves

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Gatekeepers of Trust

Trust is accelerated in the virtual world. We hail a ride from a stranger. We swipe to go out with a stranger. We buy into non-existing products on the promise of what they could become. Our trust in the platform imbues the trust into the users. These platforms are now the gatekeepers of our trust. We believe in the power of technology. The rate in which we trust one another is rapidly accelerated. Trust begins with people, but is empowered

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January – A New Start

January often represents a new start for people. But then plans get pushed back, and we don’t start. The best part about starting is you can just start. Doesn’t need to be big. Doesn’t need to be perfect. Just start.

Competitive Mimicry

Many of us are used to the idea of mimicry as a ways to formulate new ideas.  Biomimicry is a popular form of mimicry many seem to know about; as the Biomimicry Institute defines it, “an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.”  However there is another form of mimicry we often see, which is vilified due to outliers to the rule; which is what I like to call Competitive Mimicry. Competitive

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About Me

I write a blog here, deliver presentations on the subject of 'future impact of innovation', host workshops for local talent, consult & advise startups and entrepreneurs, serve on the board of multiple startups, launch ideas into startups and sometimes gift them to other talented people to execute.

This blog is a space to share my thoughts about future trends and consolidate the latest news I find interesting to share. Alternatively my Facebook page has the same objective.