Technology

Building the Web: Architecture and User Experience

I spent years training to be an architect. Years that helped me decide architecture as a career wasn’t going to be for me. But those years left something behind. To this day, they influence my work creating software, websites and digital interfaces. Studying architecture taught me that technicality, aesthetics, and functionality were all essential components […]

TURNKEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management is more of an art than a science. A good project manager is someone who can be forward-looking, comprehensive, flexible, uncompromising, meticulous and procedural … But above all a good project manager can only succeed if he or she is realistic about the demands being made by the project owner. Project management, is […]

ANTOINE: TAKING A LOCAL ICON INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

The Context A few years ago, the Lebanese bookseller market was considerably shaken up by a flashy new kid on the block, Virgin Megastore. Suddenly, a lot of traditional Lebanese book retailers’ brands started to look stale and old. Many of them stayed stuck in their ways, but Librairie Antoine came to us with a […]

THE LONELINESS OF THE BLACKBERRY USER

When the world of Blackberry collapsed in October during a widespread 3 day service disruption, there was a hilarious tweet that went something along the lines: the worst part of the Blackberry outage is that I have to admit I have a Blackberry. And I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment. It’s an odd feeling […]

MUSIC, BOOKS AND THE FUTURE OF CONSUMPTION

The integration of Spotify into Facebook and the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire over the past month, remind us how much the world of music and books has changed over the past decade. We look at our current relationship with the consumption of culture and try to make educated assumptions about the future. The […]

DO WE REALLY NEED AN ALL-POWERFUL FACEBOOK?

What does Facebook’s continued expansion mean for the future of social media? Are things going to go the way they did for Microsoft a decade ago, and Google more recently? Read on for some interesting insight on the matter from keeward CEO, Cyril Hadji-Thomas. Recently, Facebook has been making some major moves to step on […]