My Musings

January 30, 2012

Hot Wheels: A growing list of Melbourne Food Trucks

Melbourne is going through a bit of a love affair with dining al-van-o. Following an explosion in the concept that began making waves…

December 10, 2011

Introducing PresentPod

Sometime in the next couple of weeks you’ll be hearing a little about my first startup, . Briefly, the concept of…

November 15, 2011


Coles has placed itself in the middle of a social media shit-storm today following a pricing error which offered cases of popular…

September 11, 2011

The A-Z of SXSW 2012 (a beginners guide)

So you’re considering attending SXSW. Awesome. I had my first experience of this melting pot of cutting edge start-ups, countless…

August 24, 2011

BJ Fogg and the science of Behaviour Design

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a workshop facilitated by Dr BJ Fogg around how to make people do whatever…

August 20, 2011

Long Straws and the Melbourne Marathon

42.95km’s of pain In a little under 6 weeks your favorite Aussie Financial Services, User Experience & Social Media blogger (wait are…

August 16, 2011

Adobe Muse – Solving the ‘last mile’ for web design

Adobe has just released a public beta of what it hopes to be the ‘last mile‘ solution for visual designers wishing to…

August 7, 2011

Facebook.. it’s not you. It’s me.

Dear Mark, It’s hard for me to write this letter but it’s something I need to do. I know that…

July 14, 2011

Amex knows what you do not

I love this status update: Oh blurry Facebook user: you could not be more spot on! If you hold an…

June 10, 2011

AMPlify: Sidestep and Twist – Why innovation fails

Why are Amex and Visa popular when Diners Club was first to market with the credit card? How did Apple…

June 7, 2011

AMPlify: Lending and the Social Graph

Earlier today AMPlify (a thought-leadership conference currently underway in Sydney) hosted Venessa Miemis to discuss the future of money and…

May 5, 2011

From whiteboard to working prototype. How a startup takes shape!

Following on from last weeks post on the Launch48 experience I thought I might share some visuals of the process…


Launch48 Melbourne – Hacking together a webapp for fun and profit

Earlier this month over 50 developers, designers, marketers, managers and entrepreneurs came together to participate in the inaugural Melbourne Launch48 event. I caught…

April 6, 2011

SXSW – Day 3: Bulletproofing your UX Strategy

The single most overheard phrase at SXSW? “I’m an interaction designer from New York”. Pretty impressive, considering the User Experience…

March 13, 2011

Five Preconceptions Prior to SXSW (and how they played out)

Every year, for ten days in March, Austin Tx is invaded by an eclectic bunch of geeks and musos. 2011 was my…