Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask: The Digital Workplace

Originally published on BrightStarr. What is a Digital Workplace? The term Digital Workplace was first coined long ago in a book called The Digital Workplace: Designing Groupware Platforms by Charles Grantham and Larry Nichols in 1993. Back then, digital was an imaginary future for most of us, where email — let alone mobile phones or the world Continue Reading

Gamification is taking over our lives, and it all came from video games

Originally published by The Independent. Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s was recently caught red faced with a poster encouraging its staff to get customers to spend more on their shopping. It caused an irate yet strange response on Twitter with many outraged by why a supermarket would want customers to spend more. Surely that is the whole Continue Reading

Brazil: Not the Web We Want

Originally published on spiked. Last week, a new bill, the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet), won support from an overwhelming majority in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies. It is now well on its way to becoming law. This has been seen as an important first step for Brazil on the road to protecting Continue Reading

On design ambition

Originally published on Core77. As contrary as it sounds, in 2014 designers should be more ambitious and less worried about being socially responsible. That way, we will all get to benefit more from their efforts. Take the reaction to how India launched its probe to Mars in November. As soon as the Mangalyaan taken off, critics Continue Reading

Intranets: Too Big to Fail?

Originally published on CMSwire. As contradictory as it sounds, some intranets, social platforms, knowledge exchanges and internal communities run the risk of being too successful. They’re in danger of reaching a stage in their development where their size, success and growth can cause complacency. Weighing the RisksThis problem could be summed up with the economic Continue Reading