Category: Build something

Designing the Four Winters ice cream experience (Or when my kids finally understood my job!)

Recently I had the pleasure to give “career talks” at a number of private schools around Amman. You know; the kind of talk where you have to explain to high school kids what it is that you actually do. Now, SYNTAX’s portfolio spans over 18 years of design projects. When we show our portfolio to […]

Designing Amman’s Unofficial Transport Map. Transformative design meets urban activism

For the past seven months, SYNTAX has been working on a project which I consider to be one of the most meaningful our company has handled in recent years: designing Amman’s first public transport map. As I write this, this map is being printed in a limited test quantity, to be distributed to Ammanis who […]

“Uber-ize” this: it’s the customer experience, habibi!

Since Uber launched in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2015, an “Uberification” craze has swept over the country’s services scene. Everyone now wants to launch the “Uber of this” or the “Uber of that”. It’s understandable of course. Here, finally, was a service on our smart phones that was hugely useful.   I mean, just […]

Say hello to SYNTAX 3.0: Transforming Experiences

In May 2013, SYNTAX celebrated its 15th birthday. More than a birthday party we transformed the occasion into what we called SYNTAX/Interface: we opened our offices (and building roof) for a day of ideas, interaction and fun. Our invited speakers, clients, partners, SYNTAXers and ex-SYNTAXers, friends and family all showed up for what turned out […]

15 Years of SYNTAXing

  Fifteen years ago SYNTAX was born. We were three partners and a couple of team members. We borrowed an empty doctor’s clinic for office space, put some Macs and PCs on cheap wooden boards supported by simple triangular legs, got a telephone line, and called ourselves a company. Today, we still use those cheap […]

Wamda: connecting entrepreneurs, pushing our limits

Today, SYNTAX got the green light to announce the release of the public beta of Wamda, the entrepreneurial mega hub that has kept us buy for the last 7 months. This project not only has the potential to transform the entrepreneurial scene of the region, but it has already transformed SYNTAX. I have just posted […]

Sparking entrepreneurship: Wamda is “coming soon”!

Today, we get to lift the curtain, just a little bit, and start the launch process for one of the most interesting and challenging project we’ve ever worked on at SYNTAX. Together with our friends at Spring, we’ve been commissioned to build what hopefully will become the region’s most comprehensive, dynamic and interactive entrepreneurial hub. […]