Thinker, doer, iconoclast, professional loudmouth.
On a more daily basis, I'm also a design thinker, probÂlem solver, user expeÂriÂence and serÂvice designer, organÂiÂsaÂtional comms guy, colÂlabÂoÂraÂtor, and sketchÂnoter. I'm also a TEDiÂzen and TEDxÂCanÂberra organÂiser. Sometimes, I'm a speaker. I'm always a husÂband, Dad, brother, and son. I'm infrequently a WoW player. At heart, I'm CrossFitÂter and rugby tragic.
I'm the Founder at acidlabs, a small (but very good) design thinking, communications and experience design consultancy based in Canberra, Australia; we work with clients around the world on solving wicked problems, designing and building great policy, products and services, and building skills in thinking differently.
I'm also the Creative Catalyst for TEDxCanberra and the Australia and NZ TEDx Ambassador.
I'm known to most as "trib". Feel free to use it.
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.
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 provide managers who will lead staff on a journey to something better rather than just put ducks in a row.
Working at a think tank
Ballroom dancing (but I'm out of practice) and cooking.
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.
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