For the last few years I have been a UX mentor to some great adepts in Stockholm. When I was first asked to do this I accepted without really reflecting on what being a mentor meant – I have never had an official mentor myself but was just happy to help. I have found the experience to be extremely beneficial […]
I have a confession to make.
I sometimes get lost in Agile projects.
I understand the Agile philosophy but from a design perspective I find it lacking. Very often, I miss the ‘Big picture’. Looking back, I have done many good designs that have ended up being realised as a bit of a ‘Homer mobile’ in the end. I blame myself, but […]
Recently I have been eating dog food.
I found it had a frustrating first taste, but was nourishing in the end.
Let me explain.
The expression ‘Dogfood’ generally refers to a scenario when a company uses its own product. ‘Dogfooding’ is a way for a company to demonstrate confidence in its own product and from a UX perspective to test the usability of […]
In the previous post I wrote about what Design Studio was and wasn’t.
I wrote that it was ‘Not a Verb, but a Culture’, and since then have been thinking about Culture and how to change this. Culture is a complex, and living in another culture myself then the one […]
A year has passed since I started using the Design Studio method within our company. What started as an experiment is now an assumed part of our product development process for three products and development teams. As the use of this technique has grown, and its value recognised, I have begun to see some challenges that come with increased scale. […]
A full week since the Lean UX 14 conference and I finally have the time to reflect a bit.
It only took a few sleep-ins, Easter holiday food and some red wine for my brain to contract back to its normal state after the stretching during the conference.
All of the keynotes were excellent and I found myself making notes of some […]
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
A year and half ago I left the consulting world and began working at a product company.
It was an exciting move, and I was very quickly thrown into the world of software development, a world very different from the one I had left.