Exquisite flash fiction by Emily Raboteau
“This city-planning analogy can help established companies avoid IT architecture problems. A company might believe that major chunks of its applications are so unfit for current needs that they might as well have come from the Middle Ages. At the same time, IT departments are repeatedly asked to add new functions and to integrate business units and allied companies.”
Last year we renovated our home office. This had been a very dark/mission brown environment. A recent trip to Latvia and Denmark inspired us to rebuild it as a white/light timber finish.
The challenge we had was in find a desk to fit the space we’d designed. With Pinterest as a “I’m-not-sure-what-I-want-but-I’ll-know-when-I-see-it” inspiration, we found a long, trestle-supported table that looked perfect. The challenge was that no local retailers had such a piece.
Having trawled IKEA several times, I figured that the path to take was to make one from ‘hacked’ pieces. We documented the result through the popular Ikea-Hackers website.
Another article of mine from 2014 that enjoyed some coverage and feedback. Gamification has eased off on the hype curve however the concepts of gaming and the interplay with ‘real world’ activities and problem solving continues.