Doctor's Note

A mix of essays and commentary about design, innovation, technology, society, coaching, personal and leadership development. Since 1996.

Snake the Planet!

Snake the Planet! by MPU is a new project in Sydney that takes the classic mobile phone game ‘Snake’ and “adopts it for the urban canvas”. When …

Spun Gold

Spun Gold is a lovely post from Meena Kadri on upcycled rope making in Ahmedabad. As always, Meena’s article is accompanied by her wonderful photography: …

To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the new Swiss crowd-funding platform, wemakeit.ch. In the post I suggested that this is a big opportunity for …

Social Edge

Social Edge is Social Edge is a program of the Skoll Foundation that was inspired by Jeff Skoll’s commitment to connecting people with shared passions. …

Social Innovator

Social Innovator aims to “bring together the people, experience and issues involved in designing, developing and growing new ideas that meet pressing …

Ninja Blocks

Ninja Blocks are a great Kickstarter project for anyone wanting to connect together their hardware world with Web services. From the Ninja Blocks blog: How it …

If… Behavioural Heuristics and Design

If… Behavioural Heuristics and Design is a excellent, long, but well-explained post by Dan Lockton on behavioural heuristics. Important for designers, because, …