Thinking about Marcel

Reading Time: 8 minutes Publicis Groupe announced two things in the past week that caught the attention of the industry: Withdrawing for 12 months from all promotional activity spend including the Cannes Lions awards A Groupe-wide 12-month digital transformation fronted by a personal assistant app You can’t look at either in  isolation, they are both linked together. Why the … Read moreThinking about Marcel

Interface design and technology

Reading Time: 4 minutes This reflection on interface design has taken a while to write. When I started we were on the cusp of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. If you’re interested in technology, but aren’t an Apple fan it still matters as it sets the agenda. Apple’s moves affect wearables, smartphones, tablets and OTT (over the top) TV services. … Read moreInterface design and technology

Apple WWDC 2017 post

Reading Time: 4 minutes There was a mix of hardware and software updates. Apple put a lot of focus on  virtual reality, augmented reality and prepping their operating systems for handling larger amounts of data.  There was work done to further optimise video and photo usage on device. The event offered bad news for online advertisers and a number … Read moreApple WWDC 2017 post

Every Day Carry (EDC): the digital edition

Reading Time: 1 minute Every Day Carry (EDC) is a movement that’s sprung out over the past few years. It fetishes the artefacts of everyday life and often features over-engineered products. It covers a wide range of analogue real world items that people (usually men) bring with them when they leave the house (and it might include a bag). There is … Read moreEvery Day Carry (EDC): the digital edition

The mobile industry and it’s progress

Reading Time: 7 minutes Just over 11 years ago I watched a talk on the mobile industry by Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse at the LSE. I came across the post by accident the other evening and wondered how well Dunstone’s view held up over the past decade or so. On VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol)… I think that … Read moreThe mobile industry and it’s progress