Iterations of the classification and combination of icons on our news items. #iterativeDesign #designProcess #informationArchitecture #devilsInTheDetails #UXlife #UX #e13 made with @balsamiqmockups of course! via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ul1qxb […] continue reading »
One button, six disciplines, six perspectives and goals….
I've been working in a "small" company (40-50 people) and this means I am interacting with all these disciplines (and more) in person. The other day I was adding a button to a wireframe and asked myself the usual "should it be a button or a link?" "What's the right verb for this action?" and […] continue reading »
Another of my #crazyideas
Another of my #crazyideas, dredged up from childhood memories. What if cigarettes could blow #bubbles full of smoke which carried that filthy stuff away? #smoking #health #crazyideas #e13 via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qfpj5P […] continue reading »
Books of 2016
In 2016, I discovered goodreads again (I signed up for it in 2012), and found their “book challenge” section, which I promptly set up with a goal of 30 books. Turns out, 2016 was a good year for books! We got new bookcases to make ours happy. Our books are happier and we are happier! […] continue reading »
Linear calendar for 2017!
Download the 2017 Linear Calendar Here it is, a few weeks late, but brought back to life for two simple reasons: I ran out of the last one A friend who uses my linear calendar to plan for her business asked me for the next one! To use it, print on any printer that prints […] continue reading »
Three ways to get some user testing done in group workshops
I’ve just spent six weeks on a completely insane project. The aspect I want to write about is how this insane project had no scope for (or understanding of) user testing, even though we needed to do some. And this article is about three “hacks” I devised to get some user feedback regardless of what […] continue reading »
Losing my faith in Apple…
I have been evangelising for Apple since the second iPad hit the shelves in Spring 2011. (A camera! Reading! Doodling! Watching stuff!! Big screen!! Photo-notes!!!) Today, this ends. It’s not my fault that I will no longer be praising the advantages of Apple hardware. It’s Apple’s. One small choice they made is a direct insult […] continue reading »
Scripted copy paste in LaTeX – A (dirty?) content reuse trick
I had a report to write, and in that report I had sections on topics, each of which had action points. And it would have been useful to have one big fat list of all the action points in one place, rather than all over the sections. My boss specifically requested this, as it would […] continue reading »
Two heads are better than one
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 »
Linear calendar: Plan the rest of the year now!
In August last year, I felt I had no control over my life. Or not enough. So I made a linear calendar to plan the year ahead. I figured if I could plan, then I would be in control. Makes sense, right? Now, in May 2016, I find myself in the same position again. Seeking […] continue reading »