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Bangladesh Textures

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In Bangladesh for the week with a Studio D client. A lot of early mornings, deep dives and step backs. Thanks to the Dhaha, Rashashi and …



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19 Oct 2014

Brass

19 Oct 2014



A surprising detail on a rickshaw – brass guard+
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Bamboo Ladder

16 Aug 2014

In: Street Hacks
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Colour Filters

16 Aug 2014

In: Yangon
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So much of urban Yangon light is filtered through sponsored cafe umbrellas – in this instance Pepsi and Coke. The rush to sponsor reminds me …
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Myanmar Photo Archive

05 May 2014

In: Myanmar
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As part of the Afford Two, Eat One: Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar report deliverables we’ve decided to release over 200 photos for use under …
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Proximate Banking

05 May 2014

In: Myanmar
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Something that regular readers may have come across on this site is the notion of “proximate use”. Essentially it challenges the notion of top-down design …
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Mobile Myanmar & Behavioural Lead Users

05 May 2014

In: Myanmar
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Myanmar has 14% mobile penetration – one of the world’s lowest but is growing fast. It might seem like a strange place to find globally …
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Between Spaces

01 May 2014

In: Myanmar
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That peaceful moment where the team is nearby finding their groove, and you step back to see the big picture and absorb the little details. …
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Leaving. Starting.

25 Apr 2014



After four years as Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at frog I left. I feel fortunate to have contributed to something as dynamic and …
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Designing for Social Impact

28 Mar 2014

In: Tokyo
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A number of presentations this week to talk about the Japanese edition of Hidden in Plain Sight (published as “Silent Needs” un Japan). The following …
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