This month was cut slightly short as I went on holiday for the second half, but still colllected some things! Also a couple of new sections at the end!
- [Aviation / Travel] I thought this option for additional coverage for buying a flight was interesting…
- [Design] I’ve been doing a lot of research around intentional communities (finished Priya Parker’s Art of Gathering a while ago) and came across Dimensional.
- [Design] I’ve referenced this many a time. As the seasons change and we head into spring, it always pops into mind. I’ve been thinking about the additional mental load taken on while living in Australia (and not living in the “Global North”) with the opposite seasons.
- [Design] A maker’s vs a manager’s schedule should be different.
- [Design] As a former print designer, I loved this manifesto of the dark ink ratio.
- [Design] A deeper dive into the Sydney Opera House. I’ve gone into a rabbit hole into the Yellow book to pull drawings to make prints.
- [Design] I had this saved from a while back and refound it. Draw yourself as a Peanuts character! (I had this saved to work on illustrations for my portfolio)
- [Design] I often bookmark case studies as a way of thinking about various problems. Two that I captured recently: Mapping the death of a loved one and Legal Design and Innovation (which has many)
- [Design] The outsized role culture plays in attracting design talent. Great to think about as a design leader.
- [Psychology] Be Sincere, Not Serious. As someone who is definitely a bit too serious, this spoke to me.
- [Random] Prospect Theory (or loss aversion theory): two choices are put before an individual, both equal, with one presented in terms of potential gains and the other in terms of possible losses, the former option will be chosen.
- [Tech] I touched on this a bit when I spoke at the Enterprise UX event in Sydney, but this does a deep dive at how AI is being used and how it actually impacts the kind of work we do as an industry.
- [Tech] As companies have really capitalized on wellness during and after the pandemic, I thought this analysis of “startups expanding consciousness” was interesting.
- [Urban Design] Building an office inside an elevator. Plain cool.
- [Urban Design] Legos fixing buildings. Also plain cool.
- [Urban Design] As a foodie and a host, this article was super interesting to think about. All the Kitchen’s a stage
- Brown Baby (this was my most favorite book of the year). Last year’s favorite book was Venomous Lumpsuckers
- Effete: no longer capable of effective action.