Content is not just King…
…but King, Queen and everything inbetween. Following on from this post, the motives behind how you play your hand come through in the content itself. Open hand anyone? Here’s a blog post all about it… This Thinkery was captured live during a series of workshops by We Are Open, for Catalyst.
Content to fill an empty page. Is that all I am to you? Just an image for someone to notice? Just a paragraph to draw someone in? The words and pictures have become the product… Having said that – when we talk about what we’re up to in an open way, others can really benefit. […]
A slip of the tongue
Sometimes, a slip of the tongue presents itself as an opportunity to join things together that should never be joined together. You’re welcome. This Thinkery was captured live during a series of workshops by We Are Open, for Catalyst.
What you don’t know you don’t know.
In any problem space, there’s the stuff you know you know (I know the parts we need to make this work). Then there’s the stuff you know you don’t know (hey – let’s find out about that and work it into our plans before we start building!). But the reason why a tech project is […]
Some systems are bigger than others.
As the Smiths once sang, “Some systems are bigger than others, some systems’ mothers are bigger than other systems’ mothers”. Ok maybe not, but following on from this and that it’s worthwhile showing that some parts dominate the ecosystem. In my experience, the more embedded a component is, the more difficult it is to change […]
Mapping out your Eco-system
Following on from the need to draw out an ecosystem, it’s sometimes helpful to think about the different categories of elements. So for a technology solution there might be elements to the client facing, elements that are stand alone tools, and then internal communications to join the two together… This Thinkery was captured live during […]
The Big Ecosystem
“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem…” wrote G.K. Chesterton. An ecosystem is a tricky thing to draw because every ecosystem is different. I guess it’s a borrowed term that points to a bunch of things that are related to each other and therefore impact each […]
Wading through Treacle
Do your projects ever feel like you’re wading through treacle? One problem just leads to another problem and that you’re slowly sinking? You’re not alone! (And did anyone else in the days of their youth enjoy Shredded Wheat with treacle and hot milk? Maybe that was just a rural Irish thing…) This Thinkery was captured […]
Mapping out the double diamond
Following on from the Double Diamond approach, here’s what it might look like at the start of the journey. But what parts do you already know about? Where are the pitfalls? Where are the deeper marshes of despair, and can you avoid them? How can you find out more about the uncharted undergrowth of the […]
I wish I’d known about the Double Diamond design approach when I started building things. It’s deeply embedded in the Visual Thinkery 10 ideas process. Realising the need for an ideation or discovery process and that your first idea is usually not the best idea (just the most obvious). Only by going in multiple directions […]
Personas and Archetypes
What Non-conformers are these hidden amongst my user audience? When thinking about a spectrum of personas, it’s useful to consider the individual’s wants and needs. Viewing them on a visual landscape allows you to zoom out and consider the commonalities between individual personas, and potentially discover an archetype. This Thinkery was captured live during a […]
The Four Stages of Engagement
The “Quatro Stagioni” of engaging your audience? Yummy. I can remember a growing awareness of proper pizza in my teens. Indeed my first taste of proper pizza was a very good experience, and over the years I have definitely built a relationship with pizza that is now unshakable. Deep pan pizza though? Forget it. You […]