Written by: Ben Kennedy

A Manual for Your Brain or How to Remember What You’ve Read

Written by: Ben Kennedy
Topic: Learning
I wrote this post because I was having trouble remembering the details of books I had read several months ago. Distraction was becoming an increasingly serious issue and I wanted to focus on material that would help me to retain and utilise the information I learned more effectively. The world is evolving more quickly and...

What is the MED app? or Learn how your lifestyle choices affect your state of mind

Written by: Ben Kennedy
Topic: MED app
What is the MED app? Med helps you to perform better. Record your behaviour in three areas: Mind, Exercise and Diet. If you notice a particularly positive or negative state of mind then record it. The app will track and graph interesting correlations between what you do and how you feel. Over time patterns emerge...

Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggghhhhh or How to get clients and teams to accept thoughtful work

Written by: Ben Kennedy
Topic: Design
As designers we commoditise taste. We spend years developing an intuition for proportion, palette, typography and narrative. We spend centuries honing a piece. Then when a client or engineer doesn’t agree with our decisions, we get upset because we KNOW it feels better to us the way we chose it. It's immensely frustrating having to...