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What if you could present only using questions?

What if you could present only using questions? Why might you want to? Well, do you want your answer to listen or to think? What is the most…

What the fuel crisis reveals about the government’s approach to climate breakdown

I’m sharing today my notes on the fuel crisis and what it reveals about how the government is acting in the wider context of climate breakdown. Defending fossil…

Allotment notes: bindweed and fertiliser

I have been spending more time at the allotment as a stimulation for thinking about regenerative design. Notes from yesterday’s visit.

What does regenerative design mean for engineers?

As I wrote in my last post, this summer I have been thinking about regenerative design, and what it means for engineers.  In the context of climate breakdown,…

Towards Regenerative Conceptual Design

I have had the great fortune of having spent three weeks in France, a good portion of it cycling. Touring is a great way to leave behind your…

Find the disputable brief in your project

The disputable brief is a term I’ve coined to describe the bits of the brief that make your project worthwhile and different. It is easy to write a…

From great to transformative: training and workshops that stick

How do you run a great workshop or training day that really makes a difference to the way people work? The keys are ownership and reflection.  In my…

Analogue Challenge 001: look for the time

On other people’s wrists, on clock towers, outside the jewellers, inside shops, at the station, on the scrolling news, from the position of the sun. Ask someone or…

Four reflective modes for engineers and other humans

I once worked for a client who said his ambition for his firm was that it should become a learning organisation. That thought stuck with me. What if,…

Analogue Skill 009: Sketch what you see

Take out a piece of paper and draw a sketch of what you can see. You will notice more than you ever would by taking a photograph. Sketching…