Representation – No 5 The Unfinished Finale

The Picture. Titian (c.1490-1576), ) & workshop, An allegory of prudence, c.1550-65, o/c, 75.5 x 68.4 cm; before (top) & after; National Gallery. NG 6376The image presented is a digital reproduction of a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Tiziano Vecellio, more commonly known as Titian. The original painting is entitled An Allegory of Prudence... Continue Reading →

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Representation – Go Fourth

The fourth in a series on how to represent things and ideas, focusing on 80% representation and the use of Metaphor, models and ultimately, mathematics.

Representation – The Big Middle One

It had probably always been there, a curiosity for the truth, but I didn't really know it until the autumn of 1988. I had enrolled in the Welsh School of Architecture. A venerable old institution based along the grandiose Portland Stone parade that the Marquis of Bute wedged into the centre of Cardiff. There I... Continue Reading →

Representation: Last But Three

I’ve completely rewritten this follow up to the first blog on Representation, four times already. Each attempt, despite my different initial approaches, has ended up in a petulant performance by Captain Rantypants. Here I go again, trying to stay objective and polite. Breathe and relax … Diagrams. There are a whole world of different things... Continue Reading →

Representation – 1 down 4 to go

I've been threatening to do this for ages. Occasionally, it has been known for me to get, as my Grandmother would put it "arsey", about how people represent things and ideas. Typically, the arseyness emerges as a result of some bewildered enthusiast taking a list of their favourite trendy words - drawing boxes around the words,... Continue Reading →

Good Practice Case Studies, You’re Doing It Wrong

Okey dokey, I’m assuming the mention is a taunt? Well first of all, I can’t believe you’ve resisted the temptation to use a @snowded juxta-lexicography-posing favourite, namely ‘retrosepctive coherence’.

My bit comes after the lovely blog from @whatsthepont

What's the PONT

IMG_4391Good practice case studies are like Hollywood movie trailers…… they only show you the best bits of what happened (with some exceptions).

Sorry if that’s upset anyone, I am trying to be helpful.

There is a great deal that can be learnt from the things that ‘didn’t quite go to plan’ (failure in many cases). However, in most examples you don’t generally get to find out about these golden nuggets of learning.

That’s a Bleak View of the World.  Well, I do go to a lot of conferences and seminars, where I listen to lots of people presenting their good practice case studies. I also read lots of case studies on a variety of topics (for good reasons, it’s not an obsession or anything).

The one thing that strikes me about ‘Good Practice Case Study Land’ is that,……Nothing Every Goes Wrong!

OK, I’m exaggerating a bit, but things…

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26BSG and The Authenticity Test

Have you ever been to a conference, seminar or a meeting when you've been made to sit quietly while some Monologist pontificates from the stage, the lectern or somewhere slightly out of view, up the front? I end up doing that a lot, apart from the "sit quietly" bit. Monologist is a lovely word, that... Continue Reading →

ANGEL Murmuration

After a rather marvellous weekend at NHS Hackday Cardiff 2015, I'm knackered. But, equally excited with the potential that emerged in just few hours by interacting some carbon with some silicon. Lindsey (coding witchcraft), Warren (sexy engineering), Michael (social inspiration), Jas (clinical rudder), Gareth (sense checking) and me (noisily interfering) worked on different bits of bringing a... Continue Reading →

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