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.
Last week I met with up with my friend Kajsa Hartig that works as a Digital Navigator at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. We had been trying to link up and visit the Swedish National Museum that is going to be remodeled and had an exhibition that highlighted a large interactive touch screen based exhibition about the remodel of the museum […]
When I was applying to one particular job at a UX form in Stockholm the issue of my MBA came up in the interview.
‘ How is your MBA useful in the UX area ?’ they asked.
Now, I had never given this much thought and had seriously considered removing the MBA from my CV but my pride (and all the hours […]
I can’t imagine designing without making ,
I love making prototypes. We go right from idea to prototypes. I just love making objects.
Prototypes create this dramatic shift in the conversation – suddenly it becomes tangible and the silence goes away.
- Jonathan Ive
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Great post The Problem With “Innovation” in which he cites the above quote from Buckminster Fuller and points out that what looks silly, superficial, inconsequential and downright distracting when they’re first proposed can “suddenly” have fundamental consequences for society […]
During the last few months I have been involved number of projects that involved a considerable amount of user research and testing. Through this process, I have interviewed over 50 persons for a number of digital and physical devices. There are already a large number of posts discussing user research planning and structure so I didnt really see the need for one […]
Over the last few years I have found myself, more the once, saying things that make me stop and think – ’Whoa that is something my father would say’. I began to realize that much of my design and general ‘creation’ methods and philosophy comes from my father.
My father would not call himself a designer, although when asked what he did […]
The last few months have been a very intense time as I have recently changed jobs. In my new role, Interaction Design is a critical part of the job description (yeah) but this has put my personal UI toolbox to the test . Over a series of weeks, I tried to expose myself to as many UI design solutions as possible. During […]