Al Jazeera English Magazine

If you have not read Al Jazeera’s English magazine before, now would be a good time to give it a try. They have recently released a special edition on Nelson Mandela which has beautiful photos, articles and videos. This magazine is available on Ipad and Iphone users via the Newstand app and its free! Not sure if its available on other devices though. I was extremely impressed with the layout (…) Read more

Madiba, Thank You for Making This World a Better Place

The great Nelson Mandela breath his last earlier today. Archbishop Makgoba releases a beautiful Madiba prayer Go forth, revolutionary and loving soul, on your journey out of this world, in the name of God, who created you, suffered with you and liberated you. I think Al Jazeera’s news tribute to Madiba was beautiful and captured his life and important moments. You can view the video below or click here: Also (…) Read more

The Amazing Voice & Music of Sachal Vasandani

This Chicago-born musician of Indian ethnicity has an amazing jazz vocal. I first stumbled across his album “Hi-Fly” a couple of years back while browsing some stuff online. The album is produced by Grammy-award winning musician John Clayton and though it was released about two years ago, it still sounds fresh. Perhaps that’s the quality of jazz music. It always sounds fresh and current. He’s got three albums to date with (…) Read more

Crowd-sourcing a New Design for Maybank2u

My recent blog post on Maybank’s website disaster has received a lot of shares and reads. More than 10,000 unique readers in less than 72 hours of it being published. Thank you so much for the support. Being a designer myself, I was quite tempted to do a mock up of a new Maybank2u design when one of my readers shared a link with me. This amazing designer, Shaza Hakim (…) Read more

Lessons to Learn from the Maybank Website Disaster

For those of you who were unaware, Maybank decided to roll out a new online banking interface yesterday morning without any prior warning or alert. Outcome: DISASTER Rolling out a new interface is one thing. Rolling out a horrible, un-user friendly interface with bugs is quite another. I tested it myself and was quite furious at the fact that I had to wait minutes for the site to load, let (…) Read more

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