On 27 February I’ll be participating in a one-day event for business called Designed for Growth. I’ll be attending the event in Chelmsford and delivering a workshop on Linkedin for Companies as part of the programme. UPDATE: I’ve been informed that the conference has been postponed until later in the year. When I have more […]
Over the last three months I’ve been interviewing designers – architects, landscape architects and interior designers, about how they find construction products online. One result of this work is a series of video interviews, the third of which is with Landscape Architect Adam White FLI – where he describes how he uses ESI.info and the […]
This was the second year I’ve been involved with Workplace Trends, and as someone from within the construction industry but outside office fitout and workplace design, I find it a really interesting forum to watch from a distance.
I’ve been interested in the way that architects and designers find and choose products for many years. As a practice manager for architects, I played a part in filtering out unsolicited communications from product manufacturers, a continual source of irritation to busy designers. Last year I wrote a white paper about the issue, ‘Talking to […]
Watch this video about Jonathan Ives, the industrial designer behind Apple’s success. Two things I think are interesting about it. Firstly how he describes the process of design and production, and how he stresses the subtlety of the result. ‘So many of the products we’re surrounded by, they want you to be very aware of […]
Do you need to find an architect to work on your home? If you are a homeowner and have never used an architect before it is a confusing situation to be in. Do you look in the Yellow Pages? Do you search online? How do you know what you need and what to look for? […]
Some interesting things have come out of my post on ‘What Did you Do in the Recession’, asking for experiences, context and advice for people experiencing a recession in the construction industry for the first time. I’ve been contacted by more unemployed architects and graduates, and discussed their plight in person, on the phone and […]