Not Waving but Drowning
A few months ago at Plot we initiated a design-research & prototyping project around the topic of fairer finances. We kicked this off with a deep dive into the breadth of research available in this area — including Toynbee Hall’s and the Rowntree Foundation’s work on poverty premiums, the unbanked, and the underserved; as well as future-facing […]
Innovating in finance
At Plot we like to start projects when we can in areas we feel are important.Sometimes we can’t wait for a client. This is one of those projects, and we have just started on this work. We have been joined by Katie Shelly who is studying Experience Design at Hyper Island in Manchester. Here’s our perspective […]
What a blast to co-design and facilitate the new #ExdLab for and with Hyper Island last week. Working alongside Maria Eriksson – a truly generous and deft facilitator. Hyper Island brought us all together with around 30 fascinating students (all practicing professionals, some having not designed before, and some with tons of experience) from all over […]
Happy New 2016
Wishing you all a Happy New Year! We’re kicking off this year with some teaching at RMIT Melbourne – an online course in Design Strategy as a component of their Masters in Design Futures, and starting in February at Hyper Island – the Design & Creativity module of their Digital Experience Design. Teaching always forces […]
Ontology of what?
Two days with a rowdy bunch of supremely articulate Australian & Tasmanian philosophers in Paris? What’s not to love about that? Last week we spent two days exploring at the American University in Paris – a summer school named The Ontology of the Prototype, and established in collaboration with Goldsmiths and Carnegie Mellon School of […]
Recent Moscow Work now on the roof!
Moscow Metro Station Signifier prototype at Chkalovskaya Purpose: The purpose of this product is to work as a long distance signifier, helping users to identify the precise location of Metro entrances. Route line colours are also shown as a secondary function to highlight which Metro lines are accessible from any given entrance — thicker rings […]
Here comes the judge…
How brilliant to be asked to be a judge on the Core 77 awards this year, with Gill on the dazzling Design for Social Impact panel made up of Jury Captain, John Thackara, Babitha George from Quicksand – one of the co-founders of the UnBox Festival, and Dr. Mathilda Tham from Linnaeus University, author of […]
Happy New 2015
Well, we greeted the year repairing our hacked site, so if things don’t look quite right, we’re getting to them eventually. In the meantime a happy new year to all of you, wherever you are. Gill + Nick
10 Years in the making!
That’s right, we’re 10 years old. It’s been an amazing ride, and thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey. Time to reflect and renew. Thank you.
In praise of the in between times
I love that special space between the roller coaster that is finishing off work and preparing for christmas, and then the return to normal and a new year, and new start. Its the annual time in between things. Its the point where one part has finished, and the next one has not yet started. And […]