In 2018 Basecamp came out with a new kind of to-do list called a hill chart. This is what they look like. Things on the left are being figured out, anything on the right means it’s being done. Stuff on the far left is vague and need lots of figuring out while the far right […]
The basic idea was to pick something we want to learn or write about and then commit to creating and publicly sharing one article a week for 6 weeks. 8 of us ended up joining the group and doing this project together. The catch was that you had to pay out $100 to the group […]
This post outlines my experience building a web-based tool that makes learning complicated information quick and effective. You add information to the system in the form of cards, and the app works out which cards you need to review on what days.
This post was originally published on the Beeminder Blog. In April this year I began working with the Beeminder team to redesign their interface. Over three months, I tracked a total of a 167 hours towards the project. But let’s start at the very beginning.
A patent only protects an idea if it is new. The only way to know whether an idea is new is to sift through existing inventions to make sure the idea hasn’t already been thought up. The process is a little complicated, but I’ll walk you through it step-by-step. I learnt the basics by attending […]
Given the amount of advertising we are exposed to on a daily basis, most people now instinctively resist anything that feels like marketing. People do not like being sold to. In our hyper-connected social world, most people now hear about interesting ideas from each other. One way to sidestep the growing resistance to marketing is […]
On the 30th of December 2012, an open discussion on gender crime was organised for people who wished to share their views on the matter. The goal was to encourage cultural dialogue that explored possible actions we can all take towards building a more constructive and peaceful society. “Theektalk” is the name and logo I […]
This poster was designed for the Flipside Cafe. It was printed as a large A3 poster and as a postcard with half the image on each side. The promotional material ran in tandem with a simple Facebook Ad campaign for one month. The campaign preceded the best two months of business since it started a […]
In June 2012, I did (or said) at least one genuinely nice thing for someone every day. In 30 days, I met more interesting people than I could have possibly imagined. My social calendar went from bone-dry to dripping, and I got invited an unexpected event every weekend without fail. I wasn’t a Samaritan, I […]