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38 articles later: An index of my 2013 blog posts

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by Fransgaard No Comments

Did you know I closed my first blog in 2001? Anyway, in 2009 I wanted to tweet something that I simply couldn’t fit in 140 characters and soon after I realised I was actually blogging again and this blog was born.

As I did in 2010, 2011 and 2012 here follows the index of my 2013 articles in chronological order.

Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting and I hope to see you again next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  1. How to add social design to your user experience design
  2. Ripples of you – Thoughts on Black Mirror episode “Be Right Back” based on personal experience
  3. An industry growing up: The 5 emerging social media areas of expertise
  4. Simple Design is the same as Good Comedy
  5. The Social Janitor: Big Data in the Social Enterprise
  6. The forgotten corner stone of a Social Business: The Employee
  7. People ask how much time I spend on Twitter. The answer is: “None”.
  8. I work for IBM, but what value do I bring to my previous employer, Capgemini?
  9. Is “Mobile First” technology or behaviour?
  10. How to avoid getting your Twitter stream flooded by Power Tweeters
  11. My favourite Top 5 Covers of Daft Punk’s amazing new track “Get Lucky”
  12. She’s no longer an Instagram friend
  13. One year on…
  14. The Self-Aware Social Business
  15. 10 Examples of UX/Design Principles
  16. How LoveFilm’s UX confused me with the simplest of tasks
  17. Last night’s Social Business Lounge + Facebook, the biggest corporate collaboration tool
  18. How the Cat Beard Craze is teaching me Japanese
  19. Soundbites from Friday 24 May at Digital Shoreditch 2013
  20. Four blasts from the past. Great digital virals from the history of the web.
  21. Tweeting about the new Reuters site, revealed a more fundamental communication issue.
  22. When rules and experience prevent us from thinking creatively
  23. 5 tips to make your presentation sharable in social media
  24. The unexpected benefits of the Social Serendipity that manifests within the Social Business
  25. Getting an omni-channel customer service experience as a Virgin advocate
  26. Social Media is nothing on its own
  27. The longevity of websites
  28. Omni-channel is not a matter of technology but employee mindset
  29. Cyberbullying: Who’s to blame? Us? The Government? The Social Networks?
  30. Social Business Cornerstone: Omni-channel work environment for employees
  31. When a great experience is so inappropriate it cannot be shared on social media
  32. My personal 7 point social media crisis plan of action
  33. Oh no, not another “UX; What does it mean?” debate
  34. Using the 5 Whys to find your Why
  35. 4 soundbites on social media from October’s “First Tuesday” event
  36. This is what my personality looks like using the latest profiling tool from IBM
  37. My professional reading list for 2013
  38. Rediscovering the joy of creativity through Tokyo Designers Week

Rediscovering the joy of creativity through Tokyo Designers Week

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by Fransgaard No Comments

Above: Visitors are given bright stickers to stick on a black container. Already after the first day, the container is covered with stickers.

I’ve always associated Japanese design with tranquil quality and attention to detail. An industry full incredibly talented, serious professionals.

This year I had the chance to visit Tokyo Designers Week for the first time and it flipped my perception of Japanese art and design on it’s head.

Rather than a museum-like atmosphere, the event was filled with colour, noise and movement. And the design and artworks were full of crazy ideas all seemingly driven by one thing: Fun!

To me seeing “Creativity” and “Fun” in the same context was like rediscovering an old friend.

In recent years my industry (the digital one) has grown up rapidly and projects are now big business that need to be justified with stats, numbers, assurances, case studies and so on and so forth. But by being so sharp at delivering value, are we risking losing the fun part that makes things as contagious as they are effective?

Many of things on display at Tokyo Designers Week were very interactive to the point where trying to capture them in photos was pointless, even video wasn’t adequate. But here are a few videos from the event followed by a gallery of photos from the whole Japan trip.

Draw on a paper character and see your character animated digitally

.@phucisme in action with interactive #graffy at #tokyodesignweek #tdw #tokyo

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This dome had people all around it bouncing balls from when we arrived till we left.

Fun at #tokyodesignweek #tdw

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Yummy chocolate art

Yummy hot chocolate inspired art #tokyodesignweek #tdw

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Interactive emersive experience

#docomo #docomoexperience #tokyodesignweek #tdw #tokyo

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Holiday snaps from my Tokyo/Kansai trip 2013

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