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Vince Frost – A design for life. Insight #07

The brief for the night from Australian Infront to Vince Frost was not to present a portfolio but to talk about something broader, deeper. Specifically, how has he stayed in business for such a long time?  How has he stayed creatively relevant? How does he do this with a large team (30-35)? The result was […]

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Social media marketing your product

The topic at last week’s Product Maven’s focused on social media marketing. Presentations came from Enjel Phoon, a lawyer whose firm recruited on twitter, the developer and entrepreneur behind product marketplace Blue Parcel, and PR consultant Roger Christie. Lessons learned: Leverage channels that will surprise your audience. “Fish where the fish are swimming”. Delve into metrics to […]

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Sebastian Chan on Museums for the Next Generation Part 3: Gaining staff acceptance of new initiatives

Over the course of this year I have worked on several service design projects for staff, so staff engagement has become a particular area of interest for me. My previous 2 posts have been on the talk I saw Sebastian Chan present at Australian Infront’s Insight series. Sebastian Chan has been the web manager at […]

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Sebastian Chan on Museums for the Next Generation Part 2: Do tag lists get unwieldy over time?

I first saw Sebastian Chan speak at Web Direction on 2007. He presented on social tagging (“folksonomy”) projects at the Powerhouse museum. The first of these projects was the digitisation of electronic fabric swatches. After that the entire collection was digitised and published available for public classification. I saw him present at Australian Infront where he gave […]

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Museum experiences and the post web accord | Sebastian Chan on Museums for the Next Generation Part 1

Sebastian Chan on Museums for the Next Generation The Powerhouse Museum and the in-house digital agency Chan has been heading within it have liberated the collection and extended the museum experience beyond exhibitions and museum walls.  Sebastian Chan is head of Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. I first saw him […]

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Twitter hashtag spam

Watching a gripping game of Rugby League between West Tigers and St George I curiously grabbed my phone to check the Twitter stream. Looking for a shortcut to league tweets I checked trending topics–no league unfortunately but there was “tonga” trending because of the first game of the Rugby Union. So I checked it out. […]