Following a recent change made by Dolby to the recommended angles for the surround speakers for 5.1 and 6 channel Atmos systems, I felt like now would be a good time to put together a piece on cinema design.Everyone specifying and designing cinemas should be...

PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT / SHUTTERSTOCK.COMAbout 15 years ago when I was the MD of a successful integration company in London I met a representative from a distribution company who I am still in contact with today. Although I have moved on to run...

I’m sure at one time or another most integrators have been in the position where they receive a request for a proposal (RFP) against a set of tender documents.Tender RFP’s usually polarise opinion:There is the camp of integrators who believe they are a waste of...

Processes are something that are often overlooked but are absolutely essential for a number of reasons:They help you create a repeatable template for a winning formulaThey help your team understand how to move through a project in the correct wayThey help you avoid omitting important...

In the previous parts of this series, we looked at how writing down all your todos can help focus the mind and free it from constantly trying not to forget about all those menial tasks. We also looked at how these todos can then be...

Looking back at part I of this mini-series from April, I introduced the idea of writing everything down on paper, all your to-dos, ideas, reminders, etc. Now we are going to look at what to do with all these notes:To get the most out of...

As we all know it’s easy to get distracted and lose track of our priorities. How often does this happen: You’re working on an important document when an incoming email pops up. What do you do? Like most people, you’ll probably instantly forget about the...

Back on the subject of what you can outsource I recently stumbled across an amazing outsourcing model that probably wouldn’t have made it on dragons den. It’s a subscription service called Blinkist, which is basically outsourced non-fiction reading. Yes, you read that right, this service...

I was asked recently by a CEDIA group of integrators for my input on their topic of the month which was outsourcing. This interest in the topic sparked my curiosity and I decided with the kind permission of my editor to put together a series...

On a recent visit to the all-new Design Museum in London in its new home in Kensington, London, I was very pleased to find a much-improved exhibition space and lots of inspiration. I thought I should share some of the most interesting things I found...