Jason McDermott
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#8 Keep Pointing to the Possible

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TITLE: Keep Pointing To The Possible TOPIC: You can’t have leadership without connection. This week we discuss how to align people to shared goals, big or small, we talk about historical examples of explorers who were mapping new territory and leading the way to a new future. We talk […]

  • Jason,
  • May 17, 2013

#6 You’re Not Designing for Yourself

Subscribe to Divergent Minds on iTunes. TOPIC: When to know you need feedback. Trying to solve a new problem? Looking to improve your business but don’t know how? How do you know what you ought to be doing? What information do you need in order to make your decisions better? Feedback is critical to increase […]

  • Jason,
  • April 30, 2013

The Myth of Minimalism

Cliff Kuang, on the minimalist Apple design, over at Fastcodesign.com; Not only do HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung make boring black boxes, but every single black box they make seems to have no relationship with the others. As Apple has proved, that’s a massive missed opportunity. Each one of Apple’s gadgets quietly sells the others, […]

  • Jason,
  • February 8, 2012

Stay curious

If you’re a designer (heck even if you’re not a designer), stop everything and read this article by Mike Monteiro, over at net magazine. It’s what Jason Santa Maria describes as a rallying call for designers to take wake up and take 2012 by storm. It does have the sheen of a new years resolution […]


Apologies to all, for the partially-complete site design tweaks.  Should be back on the air within a day..!

  • Jason,
  • December 18, 2011


It’s fun mucking about with the look and feel of this site.  Web designer I’m not, but I do enjoy a bit of a change from time to time..

  • Jason,
  • December 16, 2011

So far, I'm impressed with MailChimp

Why do email clients have such prehistoric web browsers? The web browser which comes built into my iPad RSS reading app (MobileRSS) is so much more fully featured than the majority of email clients. It’s ridiculous. I wouldn’t advocate that rich email clients should contain all the functionality of web browsers (and indeed, some email […]

  • Jason,
  • December 15, 2011

Make a decision

This got me thinking today, and I must say I couldn’t agree more. The key to this is making a decision. Look at your market, make some reasonable guesses, and be honest with yourself about what you’re gaining versus what you lose. Make a decision. Just please, don’t sit and agonise over it – or […]

  • Jason,
  • December 6, 2011

Worry dream

The wonderful mind of Bret Victor is on full display over at worrydream. I couldn’t recommend taking a browse highly enough, but do be warned there’s quite a lot to get lost amongst so give yourself plenty of time. Some highlights would include his thoughts on abstraction, simulation and the future of interaction design. Great […]

  • Jason,
  • December 4, 2011

Google barred

Things do change quickly! I actually don’t mind the black navigation bar on the google sites, it had a bit of a welcome unifying effect on their products. I don’t mind the new google bar, but I do wonder how much this a) deals with the new touch based paradigm we’re learning, or b) will […]

  • Jason,
  • December 1, 2011
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