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Sandi's digital abode

Welcome to Sandi Wassmer's digital abode; a miscellany of writings, presentations and ideas - personal, professional and probably political - about design, technology and humanity.

Sandi is a social entrepreneur, digital technologist, inclusive design radical, marketer, writer, speaker, Government adviser, meditator and occasional sleeper.

She believes that great UX integrates design, marketing and technology and skilfully applied has the potential to make the world a much happier place.

Blog Last updated on16 Aug 2014

Still learning: older, disabled people and technology

I will forever wince when anyone refers to me - or anyone else who is still living for that matter - as an expert. My view is that as long as I'm living, I'm still learning, and this anti-expert  viewpoint has been evinced and reinforced by what I have experienced in the first few weeks of my new job at Jewish Care.

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Is good design the only discipline?

In the 1990's, when I first started working in digital, or the information superhighway as it was referred to back then, things were pretty straightforward; user interactions were limited to what the website owner wanted the user to do, there was no UGC, no smartphones or tablets, no social media and CMS' were hugely expensive closed source monsters that few used. I wouldn't say it was boring, because it was truly exciting to be there for the birth of an industry, but it was frustrating.

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Wellbeing and the healing that facilitates it

In December of 2012, after trying out a host of healing modalities to nuke the childhood emotional trauma that just wouldn't budge, I stumbled across Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and thought I'd give it a try. Although I didn't really understand how it worked - still don't for that matter, but I can attest that it certainly does - it just felt right. I can't really explain my reasoning any further, but I can safely say that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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What makes us truly happy?

As today is the UN International Day of Happiness, I have spent more time than usual pondering my favourite subject - happiness. If you're looking for a quick fix, silver bullet or the route to happiness in three easy steps, I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place, but if you'd like to know what makes me a generally happy person, please read on.

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News Last updated on28 Apr 2014


Sharing knowledge with Respect

Those interested in sharing their knowledge, thoughts and opinions are always welcome. This is, however, not an open invitation to have a rant. I don’t have many rules, but the one thing I insist on is that you are always respectful.