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July 6, 2015

As human-centred design enters all facets of industry vernacular and we buoy up the sales of post-it notes globally I kindly ask you to stop to pause for one moment and reflect.

Imagine a 16-year-old girl, she lives in a public housing community in the outskirts of a la...

June 9, 2015

I was fortunate to listen to Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General and Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations speak at the UN University in Tokyo earlier this year. He was gracious as he answered an array of serious questions from the audience questions on...

March 2, 2015

I’m on the exciting journey of connecting with new and interesting people having recently relocated to Tokyo for my Husband’s job. Moving to a new country where of course most people’s first language is not English, presents interesting challenges across the ‘settling...

February 2, 2015

Is the term ‘participation economy’ just a way in which brand strategists and marketers engage with a generation consumed by their world of abundance or a frame from which to design a new future? Whilst I tiptoe around my near non-existent knowledge of economics, I con...

January 5, 2015

As a child our holidays were often spent on the laid back south coast of NSW. One summer, my dad and I participated in a sand castle competition at the caravan park we were staying. We had so much fun. My dad (an engineer) set about designing and implementing our castl...

November 10, 2014

It’s two in the morning and a Mother is nursing a five-month old with a sleeping two-year old AND three-year old beside her on a long haul flight. The bright lights shock them from their slumber, right above their head. The flight is preparing to land and Master Two go...

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