Happy New Year!! And welcome to a new edition of the Linear Calendar. I use it to plan projects at work, and visualise my whole year in one shot in my personal life, mainly for the purpose of planning my holidays. For the personal holiday planning I use the poster format printed at 85% on […] continue reading »
Category: Crazy ideas
I often have crazy ideas. TVs flat like paintings hung on walls, PDAs that take and send photos, a wand-shaped game controller with gyroscope and infrared pointer, …
Everyday things. Today. Less so in 1998, 1999 and 2002.
I never did anything with them myself. And I wonder, if I were to share them, if maybe they could inspire others, make more dots connect, or spur the next generation of enthusiastic techies to make some magic happen.
It also gives me a place to keep the crazy ideas for myself, so I can go back and look at them and laugh at how crazy I was.
I miss lunches
Of all the things that the lockdown has robbed me of, I believe that lunches are the one I miss the most. Going out to get lunch with colleagues was not easy. My colleagues are 85% men, and tend to power-walk everywhere. I am shorter than them, so I never wore heels because heels make […] continue reading »
The mental health forest
The forest I built a little forest. Or so I call it. My corridor has a bend. It makes a right angle to the right, that you can’t see from the entrance. So in that part of the hidden corridor, a part I only transit through – like all corridors – I hid a forest. […] continue reading »
Linear calendar 2020!
Here is the next instalment of the Linear Calendar! In the past year, I’ve ended up using the Linear Calendar a lot to plan workshops, design sprints and projects. I also make strips of it to make a team calendar / timeline. All of those uses required a single strip of the thing, so I […] continue reading »
Linear Calendar 2019
Every January, I get an email from at least one person in the world asking me if I’ll do the Linear Calendar again. Of course I will! I need it too!! :) The original Linear Calendar, launched in 2015, is precisely laid out to be printed on three sheets of A4 and stuck together to […] continue reading »
Linear Calendar Jan 2018 – Feb 2019
How often do you get to see strips of time that span nearly FOURTEEN months?! Ok, so all calendars do that. The only difference with this one is that you read it left to right, like you do text. I’ve been making it for three years, because it’s handy. If you stand back from the […] continue reading »
How to win at UX
UX is trendy, and we should all rejoice… Except UXers often work to unrealistic expectations, (“make this product user-friendly in 8 weeks”) try to solve non-existent problems (“build that team a dashboard with metrics XYZ”), and are seldom allowed time to do real research or work as a team (“we don’t have time for that, […] continue reading »
Another of my #crazyideas
Another of my #crazyideas, dredged up from childhood memories. What if cigarettes could blow #bubbles full of smoke which carried that filthy stuff away? #smoking #health #crazyideas #e13 via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qfpj5P […] continue reading »
Sketchbook Mondays: Cup sleeve and card holder
One of the problems I’ve always had is that I my hands are hyper-sensitive to heat. In itself this is small, but in 2017, I decided to stop having milky coffees. I’ve never digested milk very well, and it was time to stop it again. So it would be mostly americanos for me in 2017! […] continue reading »
Linear calendar for 2017!
Download the 2017 Linear Calendar Here it is, a few weeks late, but brought back to life for two simple reasons: I ran out of the last one A friend who uses my linear calendar to plan for her business asked me for the next one! To use it, print on any printer that prints […] continue reading »