Notes by Michael Honey
Libby Berrie joins the team
New developer is an old face in our Canberra office
Principles, not rules
We don’t have a lot of rules, but we do have principles.
Visualising our weekly schedule
Understanding what we’re working on is important. Here’s one way we do it.
Want to work for Icelab?
If you’re an up-and-coming designer or developer who wants to work with a friendly team on interesting projects at a sustainable pace, then we should talk.
On tour: Michael in Iceland
Michael spends a chilly month at an art residency in Húsavík.
Icelab in 2014
It’s 2015 already. How did that happen? Let’s look back and find out.
Michael writes an article for Offscreen.
Work for Icelab: Assistant Producer, Canberra
We’re doing great work and growing fast. Help us run the business from our Canberra office.
Go Hard Early
That last 20% of the project, the part that takes actually takes half of the total time? You want to get to that earlier, not later.
Job opening: Project Manager, Melbourne
We’re doing work right now. Help us do more.
Icelab gets inventive, quadruples Melbourne team
We’re expanding our Melbourne studio. Find out when, how, and with who.
New, but not (Yet) Improved
Disruptive innovations don’t fight their established competition’s strengths. They beat their opponents’ weaknesses.
Two new interactives for the National Museum of Australia
It was a fun night out for the Icelab team at the launch of the National Museum of Australia’s Landmarks gallery.
Using Apple’s Keynote for museum interactives
When Reinhold Messner climbed Everest, he did it ‘alpine style’, with minimal equipment and support, as opposed to the hitherto prevailing 'expedition style’, which sacrificed speed, agility, and beauty in favour of extensive preparation, exhaustive planning, masses of equipment and people to carry it.
Opening speech to the University of Canberra Graphic Design Graduation Show
“You have a choice about who you work for, what you do with your skills. Make sure you put them to good use.”
New Intern: Frankie!
Max’s puppy does important design work for a museum client. I get the feeling she’s not all that pleased with this version of the design.
The four-day week gets some press
Michael was recently asked to contribute to the discussion at The Punch about the merits of the four-long-day workweek.
Howzat! Cricket Interactive hits the net
Not content with having a Cricket touchscreen in the Australian Journeys gallery at the National Museum of Australia, we’ve downsampled, re-encoded and repurposed it for in those of you who prefer the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Icelab Feels the Love at MAPDA Awards
The 2009 MAPDA Awards were good to Icelab this year, with two of our recent projects picking up Highly Commended in their respective categories.