Empathy & Engagement in the World of Design

Back in 2011, I attended The Design Thinking UnConference that was held in Vancouver, at the Emily Carr campus on Granville Island. I had been intrigued by the term, Design Thinking, it sounded like something that I did all the time, 24/7, yet it was a terminology that seemed vague to many, including myself . […]

What A Toaster Teaches You About The Future Of User Interfaces | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

The current model of good interaction design has run its course. Users have come to expect the rich, fluid, high-bitrate presentation and the direct manipulation and gestural interface control, as enabled by the latest generation of smartphones and tablets. For devices whose economics can support the internal parts cost required to deliver it, this style […]

Digital Storytelling Unconference

The Digital Storytelling Unconference is ON! It’s taking place on July 7th and early bird tickets are now available for a limited time. We’ve been working hard at putting together the final details of the event, to be hosted at The Network Hub in the River Market at New Westminster, and it’s got us really excited! It’s […]

Visual Design | DSU Website

I’m pretty content with the outcome of with my work with our Digital Storytelling Unconference’s website, coming up with the wireframe and  visual design. It was an interesting experience, as it was a bit different than designing for a client, in that I was also invested in this as a co-organizer of the event. Really […]

Great point made – Strive For Work-Life Integration, Not Balance | Fast Company

Rather, we try to help them understand this: Accurately assessing the nature of their own personalities, their sense of self-identity, and the degree of control they have over their work and family lives is crucial to finding satisfaction. Balance is not the goal. Integration is. … More important is how they make you feel about […]