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Studio Culture: Enlightenment from the other side

Corporate Hierarchy

Are you a leader or a follower?  This one question summarises for me the contrast between corporate and studio life. I naturally like to have freedom to be creative and innovative, which as a corporate employee for nearly 20 years at times conflicted between the culture and my own character.

The aim of this post is to share my experience of changing from a corporate-centric culture to that of a digital studio.

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Gartner’s 11 technology predictions for 2013: Do you see relevance, or just business as usual?

Gartner technology predictions 2013

Gartner technology predictions 2013

I recently attended a breakfast where analyst firm Gartner shared their 11 top technology predictions for 2013, grouped in four areas of economics, risk, opportunity, and innovation.  Since attending the session, I have reviewed the predictions with both the executive in my digital studio and the development team.

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Opening new Windows: The Windows 8 Ecosystem

Charming Reuse

Windows 8 is a game changer, an expansion and merger of the different platforms within the Microsoft brand. Its release is more than just getting a shiny new touchy-feely operating system out into the market place.  Windows 8 is a creation of a new ecosystem, an ecosystem where we see Microsoft’s three screens start to interact with and follow each other with expansion of the Xbox brand and the introduction of Microsoft’s new design language into Windows. Touch input is rising to join the keyboard and mouse as first class citizens. Windows 8 was even stated to be Microsoft’s riskiest move yet. This risk they are taking isn’t their promotion of touch, but more so around their new approach to the ecosystem. So what has Microsoft actually released?

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Mortein’s Social Media Backlash

The Mortein “Like” our facebook page to save Louie the Fly campaign has faced criticism after its announcement of cutting 190 Australian manufacturing jobs to move offshore.

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