In My Experience

Thoughts on design strategy • UX • product experience • innovation & culture • by Rick Monro

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Beautiful boxes

Architecture is something that will crop up again and again in this blog, and more specifically simple, beautiful architecture. While you can read as much as you want online about the “rock stars” of the architecture world – Libeskind, Rogers, Gehry etc – you have to work a little harder to find the more modest stuff; little unassuming pieces of beauty that still manage to...

Some years later…

In 2001, I had an idea. I would try this “blogging” malarky.
I started… then I stopped.
I’ve started. Again.

Too late the hero

This is one of a number of archive posts, dating from some articles I wrote between 1999 – 2001. Some read as terribly niave now, but I thought it worth retaining them for posterity. —– Cast your mind back, if you will, the mid-nineties. The internet was emerging as the next mass communications medium, and a gauntlet was being thrown down to business to come to terms with a new...

Rockstars, preachers or craftsmen. Time to choose.

My father was a joiner, serving his apprenticeship in the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. He took a simple pride in his work, going on to develop his skills in a number of construction firms across the city. I don’t believe he would have labelled himself a “craftsman” and I am confident that, while knowing no project he worked on would be complete without his...

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In My Experience is the personal blog of Rick Monro, a designer & researcher in Belfast, N. Ireland

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