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Sydney Design Thinking Meetup. From 1 to 2,000 in 15 months!

Sydney Design Thinking Meetup. From 1 to 2,000 in 15 months!

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.

Ben Pecotich. 12 August, 2016
Design; Strategy; Startups; Dynamic4 Good; Social Enterprise; Business
GA UX Design Guest Talk. Stuff You Might Want To Know...

GA UX Design Guest Talk. Stuff You Might Want To Know...

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.

Ben Pecotich. 20 August, 2015
Business; Dynamic4; Design; Strategy; Leadership; Digital

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke
The Big Idea Webinar. Introducing The Business Model Canvas

The Big Idea Webinar. Introducing The Business Model Canvas

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.

Designing & Building A Website. Getting Started

Designing & Building A Website. Getting Started

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.

Ben Pecotich. 14 July, 2015
Business; Dynamic4; Design; Digital
Dynamic4. Get 10% Off!

Start The New Financial Year Right!

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.

Ben Pecotich. 8 June, 2015
Business; Dynamic4; Digital; Mobile
Connect Golf: Calling All Social Golfers

Connect Golf: Calling All Social Golfers

Great news for social golfers (with an iPhone)... the Connect Golf app is now live in the Australian App Store. Connect Golf is all about making it easier to organise social golf...

Ben Pecotich. 5 June, 2015
Business; Startups; Design; Digital; Mobile
Smart Locale: Building Smart Sustainable Local Economies

Smart Locale: Building Smart Sustainable Local Economies

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."

Search Marketing. The Basics

Search Marketing. The Basics

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?

Ben Pecotich. 15 April, 2015
Business; Dynamic4; Digital
Web Design Tips

Web Design Tips

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.

Ben Pecotich. 19 March, 2015
Business; Dynamic4; Design; Digital; Mobile
EventMojo’s Website Strategy

EventMojo’s Website Strategy

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.

Ben Pecotich. 17 March, 2015
Business; Startups; EventMojo; Strategy; Design; Digital; Mobile
Doubts

Doubts

It's been a tough week. One of those weeks you kind of fear in the deep recesses of your mind but don't give oxygen to, can't afford to dwell on or you'd be paralysed with doubt.

Good Local. Making It Easier For People To Share And Trade Locally

Good Local. Making It Easier For People To Share And Trade Locally

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.

Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013

Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013

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.

Ben Pecotich. 9 April, 2013
Business; Banking; Strategy; Digital; Mobile; Leadership
Design For Meaning: Local Sharing Concept

Design For Meaning: Local Sharing Concept

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.

Ben Pecotich. 28 October, 2012
Business; Good Local; Social Enterprise; Strategy; Design; Startups
Design For Meaning: A Co-op Project For Positive Change

Design For Meaning: A Co-op Project For Positive Change

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...

Ben Pecotich. 24 October, 2012
Business; Good Local; Social Enterprise; Strategy; Design; Startups
Ben Pecotich: Digital Brickie

Ben Pecotich: Digital Brickie

My journey from being a brickie's labourer and laying bricks to becoming a digital brickie...

Ben Pecotich. 1 December, 2011
Business; Strategy; Leadership; Digital; Meandering Whispers