Two heads are better than one

Time to read: 6 minutes I’ve been working with someone. This is note-worthy, because I have mostly worked alone. Most companies today think that one UX Architect is enough to fix All The Things going wrong in a project. We are UX co-leads on a Big Fat Software Rewrite project. On our first day, a Monday, we were told that […] continue reading »

5 tips for a better UX portfolio

Time to read: 8 minutes Have you ever had to put a UX portfolio together? I have. And I’ve had to go through bunches of them when interviewing people, trying to decide who might be a good future colleague. It’s very difficult. I recently participated in a portfolio feedback session with MA students in User eXperience (UX) in which another […] continue reading »

NaNoWriMo learnings 2020 – Part 3 – Writing

Time to read: 6 minutes The tagline of NaNoWriMo is “50’000 words in 30 days”. It’s a quantity over quality challenge, but even if you don’t care how bad what you write is, you still need to have a theme or story you can keep writing about. I’ve tried all sorts of topics In 2010, I “won” NaNo. I finished […] continue reading »

NaNoWriMo learnings 2020 – Part 2 – Efficiency

Desk with big monitor, lit from the left. A mug sits in front of the keyboard.

Time to read: 5 minutes “I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year!” Na-No-Wri-Mo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and is a 30-day challenge to write 50’000 words. The premise requires that it be on a new story, not an editing job. The tagline of NaNoWriMo is “50’000 words in 30 days”. And every NaNo-er knows that means writing a daily quota […] continue reading »

Bullet Journal layout prototyping and planning

Time to read: 2 minutes I have been journaling since I could hold a pen, and doing some variant of Bullet Journaling since discovering it maybe five or six years ago. I even started a Bullet Journal Addicts meetup in London (https://www.meetup.com/bujo-addicts/) so I could share what I am doing with like-minded people and see how they worked too. At […] continue reading »