Product, Game Design, Entrepreneurship

Working with remote freelancers

Working with remote freelancers

I can still hear the squeaky sounds of the 4 brand new, state-of-the-art Mac Pros, trying to escape from their polystyrene prison and run free towards what will be their new home soon. It was back in 2007 and my business partner and I just completed 3 weeks of backbreaking work – sanding, painting..

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“Creative”, A Dirty Word

“Creative”, A Dirty Word

Mike Monteiro takes offense to being called “creative”. At least this is what I understand from his pinned-tweet. Is “creative” such an offensive word? How come this adjective-turned-to-noun became such a politically incorrect reference to people who take pride in being craftspersons..

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To Shame A Freelancer

To Shame A Freelancer

It was late at night when I saw this Facebook notification from D. Usually I remove notifications immediately without reading them, reminding myself to set FB notifications off and never follow through with this resolution. But this notification was unusual for two reasons: for one, D doesn’t..

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Algo-Design – Rise Of The Machines

Algo-Design – Rise Of The Machines

Is design going to be an extinct profession? Algorithms, machine learning and a bunch of other technological advancements bring us ever closer to Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity and the rise of the machines, but we still do not need to give in to an apocalyptic point of view. On the other hand, it is..

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The Automated Logo Experiment

The Automated Logo Experiment

2016 elections provide a great marketing opportunity for all kinds of ventures. One marketing effort that was quick to take advantage of the run, is Tailor Brands’s PR post . The post is quite creative: as a show of force, they attempted to create logos for campaigns of several leading candidates..

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How Is Sharing Caring?

How Is Sharing Caring?

This is Africa: I drove with my host around Soweto, when he threw his plastic water bottle out of his passenger’s seat window. To my protest, he just smiled and said “sharing is caring”. I noticed while driving around these roads, how the shoulders were littered with bottles and..

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Marry Poppins case: Who is in charge of hiring?

Marry Poppins case: Who is in charge of hiring?

While Marry Poppins is used very often as an example to explain gamification (because “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go doooown”) there is a different case to be made from the 1964 film and it is about recruitment of professionals. Weirdly enough, it is alarmingly similar to the..

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This is Roooster

This is Roooster

As an owner of a creative studio in London, I have very few in-house employees. Like many other design companies, we are heavily depending on freelances to help with the ongoing projects. This is a good thing: our work is not limited by skill, location or staff. Working with freelancers, both on-site..

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Games As a Marketing Tactic

Games As a Marketing Tactic

It’s not hard to gather why Accenture started developing mobile games. I mean, it is not exactly Accenture’s core business, but what exactly is its core business? Accenture is possibly the biggest consulting firm in the world, with revenues of almost $30B last year.

As a super successful..

Posted by Samuel Miller in Blog, games, 0 comments
How Products Form Habit (and Promote Addiction)

How Products Form Habit (and Promote Addiction)

If you ever felt that it is getting harder and harder for you to disengage from social media, from your downloaded mobile game apps or any other new app, this feeling is not accidental.
Addicting games are in existence for years: Tetris had its share of putting many work hours to waste. But..

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