An Exploration of Meaning, Mystery, and Methodology.

Welcome! I’m Dave Seah (pronounced like “say”), an independent designer/developer that enjoys digging into what people find deeply meaningful in their everyday lives. On a professional level, this is highly relevant to semiotics and all forms of design, but the real reason I do it is because I love the mystery behind meaning. There’s always a good story waiting to be found and shared, if one takes the time to look for it.

The range of topics I write about fall into three general categories, covering a range of technical, design, and personal topics:

Deconstructing Meaning

I write to figure out what and why I’m pursuing certain goals, which I share in great detail. The Personal and Musings categories are where a lot of these articles can be found, though the topic of meaning can be found in nearly every post.

Following Mystery

The chance personal encounter, the elegant design, and rare food delights all capture my attention. You’ll find these articles in the Gear, Food, Visual Arts, Design, Culture, and Encounters categories.

Applied Methodology

Good information can be hard to find, and I keep a lot of notes on how I’ve solved problems so I don’t have to look them up again. The Productivity Tools, Process, Thinking, Information Technology, and Design categories lean toward this.

Site relaunched on August 8, 2014. I’m fixing stuff as I find it…apologies for the mess! If you can’t find something you’re looking for, shoot me an email!

Selected Projects