Thinker and doer. Iconoclastic. Professional loudmouth.
I'm the Founder at acidlabs, a small (but very good) design thinking, user experience, and service design studio based in Canberra, Australia.
I'm known to most as "trib". It's a long story. Feel free to use it (the name, not the story).
At work, I'm a design thinker, problem solver, user experience and service designer, organisational comms guy, collaborator, and sketch noter.
I'm also the Creative Catalyst for TEDxCanberra and the Australia and NZ TEDx Ambassador.
I'm always a husband, Dad, brother, and son.
I play WoW and EVE Online.
I'm a powerlifter, CrossFitter, and rugby tragic.
TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2011, TEDActive 2009
Areas of Expertise
knowledge work, service design, Experience Design, Collaboration , Social Innovation, Foresight, Design Thinking
An idea worth spreading
I want organisations of all sizes to switch their focus to valuing knowledge work rather than assuming it just is. Business needs to provide employees interesting and meaningful work, a workplace where staff can enjoy what they do, adopt a culture and philosophy that treats people as humans and work as having meaning, and most importantly, develop or seek out people who will lead staff on a journey to something better rather than just put ducks in a row.
I'm passionate about
Let's change the way we look at complex problems to focus on context, not preconception; it's placing problems in a nuanced framework that's the key.
Talk to me about
Working at a think tank
People don't know I'm good at
Ballroom dancing (but I'm out of practice) and cooking.
My TED story
Ideas are the heart of everything human. Making them bear fruit and become things is what excites me. My involvement in TED as an attendee and TEDx organiser lets me be a part of that.