"... Existence could be beautiful or it could be ugly, but that’s on you.” - Mr Robot— Ben Pecotich (@benpecotich) September 9, 2016
Milestones are funny and relatively arbitrary things but they do provide a good trigger for moments of reflection. Today our Sydney Design Thinking (#SydDT) meetup reached and passed 2,000 members… a moment to pause and look back on the 15 months since we started the meetup.
I was invited to be a guest speaker at General Assembly's User Experience (UX) Design immersive course. I decided to collect and share some wisdom from a few friends who are some of the most experienced designers and design leaders in Australia.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.Arthur C. Clarke
I was invited to present a thought leader webinar as part of the The Big Idea competition coordinated by The Big Issue. In this 40 minute webinar I introduce the Business Model Canvas and provide some guidance on how it can be used in a social enterprise context.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.Wayne Dyer
We spend a lot of time talking with our clients and potential clients about designing and building websites, shopping websites and other digital solutions. For some, it can seem a complex process and be a bit daunting. We want to help make the process simpler. Here are four simple points to help get you started.
We're into the end of the Aussie financial year… time to finish it off well and start the new year right! To help, we've got a special offer running. Introduce us to your friends and they'll get 10% off their first project if they start before 31 July 2015... and we'll give you $100 for every friend's first project.
Dynamic4 is proud to be the digital partner for Smart Locale. Smart Locale is a collective impact program, initially focusing on the Ultimo Pyrmont precinct in Sydney. The mission is "Accelerate the transformation of the Ultimo Pyrmont local economy into an internationally recognised showplace for smart, safe, sustainable living by 2020."
Your beliefs don't affect the facts in the slightest. However, the facts, if understood, should affect your beliefs.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 5, 2015
SEO… search engine optimisation. If you're a small business owner, you've probably received at least one phone call or email in the last week by someone selling you SEO, PPC, SEM, SMO, SMM and some other acronyms. So… what is search marketing?
This is an email interview I was approached to do about web design tips for the Sensis blog. Some thoughts on what makes for attractive web design, how to create a great user experience and some key features your website design should include.
Dynamic4 is proud to be the design and technology partner for EventMojo - the online marketplace and community where you can find and book everything for your event. This is an email interview I was approached to do about EventMojo's website strategy. Some thoughts on the approach we've taken and things we've learned on the journey.
It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else.John Cage
Good Local will be a community and marketplace enabled by a digital platform to promote and map sharing services, making them easier to find and access.
Fun eve at the Smart Green Apartments program leaders meeting. Stoked to pickup the award for implementing the most sustainability projects!— Ben Pecotich (@benpecotich) December 2, 2014
Success, it's for those who despite condemnation kept going. Cause everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.The Chase - Illy
The Chase (Featuring Oliver Daysoul) - Illy
The Chase (2010)
Only a rat, can win a rat race...Sometimes - Michael Franti
Sometimes - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Stay Human (2001)
BanterMob published the Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013 today. I was involved as a contributor to the report and was contacted by News.com.au BizTech “for some industry comment" for their Australian banks need to embrace mobile application users: Study article.
The concept I've decided to explore further is ways we might encourage people to ease up a bit on the mindless consumption cycle. A possible way may be to increase the awareness and adoption of existing local sharing services.
Last month (September 2012) Anthony Quinn, Yummii Ong-Tran, Stephen Cox & I started a little co-op project we're calling Design for Meaning. Here are my ponderings...
My top 3 albums of 2011: Example - Playing In The Shadows; Marlon Roudette (from Mattafix) - Matter Fixed; Lupe Fiasco - Lasers... Yours?— Ben Pecotich (@benpecotich) January 8, 2012
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.Arthur Schopenhauer
Roy Pecotich 1925 - 2011. My Grandpa is gone now but I'll always remember and wear the Pecotich name with pride...— Ben Pecotich (@benpecotich) June 29, 2011
Paper Doll - PM Dawn
Of The Heart, Of The Soul... (1991)
A thousand words say it doesn't make sense... a thousand ideas tell me otherwise...Paper Doll - PM Dawn