Tag Archives: solving the wrong problem

For any subjective definition of “better”

Last time, I regaled you all with the frustration I was having with my brain picking up on an old game that it was interested in remaking. Anyway, I realised that my frustration was in no small part because I … Continue reading

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Learning from the Past, Questioning the Future

It’s funny, how things seem to go in cycles, and how something you did before can come back to inspire you again in the future. I have a specific example of this now, and for once I’m going to use … Continue reading

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Interesting approaches to dealing with spam

As I’ve made no secret of, I’m heavily involved with forum systems, and the main debate is how to deal with spam. I just saw a discussion where someone was advocating the use of country-based exclusion or inclusion rules, and … Continue reading

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Giving What They Need, Not What They Think They Want

I’ve spoken before, at great length, whether you liked it or not(!) about solving the wrong problem, which usually ends up solving one or more of the symptoms, if not the actual problem at hand. Interestingly, I’ve found that store … Continue reading

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Solving the Wrong Problem

I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but I’ve found myself staring at some great examples of this recently, so I thought I’d share. Innovation is fundamentally about solving problems, except I’ve found there are two sets of cases where … Continue reading

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The Myth of One Size Fits All

I’ve recently been working on overhauling a system that I’ve worked with for the past couple of years, and threw a mock-up of what I had planned (not the first iteration of design, even) to the others interested in the … Continue reading

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