Category Archives: Opinion

Presentation: Wirify – Lessons from a micro internet phenomenon

This presentation on Wirify discusses the original concept, the launch in December 2010, and what followed. It also includes lessons we learned, to help fellow online entrepreneurs plan and build their web-based products. Read the full post for more.

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Your idea is worth nothing until you work it

Want to do your own start-up or product? Don’t be put off by the lack of the Big Idea. Ideas are the easy part; it’s doing something with them that is hard. Read the full post on how the Saddlepod bicycle bag concept was conceived and how it’s still just an idea, nothing more.

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Post-mortem: Spiritedd drive sharing service

One of our online services “Spiritedd” allowed driving enthusiasts to post their favourite drives online and share these with others. This service was later discontinued – read the full post for discussion on why it didn’t fly.

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Notes: Microsoft’s Craig Mundie on NUIs, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, recently gave an interesting talk titled “More Like Us: Computing Transformed” where he discussed natural user interfaces, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence. Read the full post for brief notes and thoughts.

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The problems with digital photography user experience

Digital cameras and camera phones have fundamentally changed the way we take and share photos. They have made photography much more accessible but also added complexity at almost every level. In many ways they have made photography harder for people who once happily took photos with their 35mm compact film cameras – but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Read the full post for details.

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    • Naview helps you create easier navigations through prototyping and testing
    • Wirify is a bookmarklet that lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click
    • Tweetpond is an underwater-themed ambient visualisation of Twitter
    • More …