Don’t Blame Slack for Ruining Your Work, Blame Your Manager

Photo by antonella brugnola on Unsplash Originally published on CMSwire. The saying goes, a bad workman blames his tools. But a more fitting alternative is we get the technology we deserve.  Articles continue to roll out about how messaging tools like Slack, Yammer, WhatsApp — not to mention the granddaddy of them all, email — are to blame for Continue Reading

“The creative industries are misreading the public”

Originally published on Dezeen. With Brexit the British people have shown a greater appetite for risk than the creative sector, which needs to take the public more seriously or risk becoming irrelevant, says Martyn Perks of the Dissenters Design Network. A general election has been called. No one knows exactly what the UK public will do, but they Continue Reading

Digital detox: Should we put our smartphones away?

Organised by the Battle of Ideas festival, London. Turn off your mobile phone, they say! Resist the next tweet! Stop instagramming, or continually chatting with your mates. Our devices demand constant attention in the form of alerts, vibrations and notifications. As Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, has noted, Continue Reading