As a team lead …

As a team lead you need to know your team. You need to understand people. You don’t need to second guess them, you don’t need to micromanage them, but know what motivates them. Know what they need to perform at their best. What tools do they covet? What routines matter? Do they need precision? Do … More As a team lead …

User Experience : A quick introduction for developers

The following is an internal summary I wrote for a team that no longer exists, summarising a number of references from UXScotland, various book and blog posts. It extends the thoughts from my Pecha Kucha talk. For more details, please refer to the links throughout and the references at the bottom. The context here is … More User Experience : A quick introduction for developers

Working exactly to spec

Well done roadworkers in Spalding, told to “repaint the bits you dig up” they did EXACTLY that (via @Voice_Nigel) pic.twitter.com/xcDBeGLWak — Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) April 8, 2016 Is there a problem? The work was completed to spec. Any additional work was likely to break the time and cost estimates. The work meets the current standards. … More Working exactly to spec

Sugar coated icebergs

Prototypes are great. They let the user see and feel what the final product will look like, either in printed or in online form. They suck when the customer wants it next week because “it’s just a bit of wiring up to get it working” And they can be dangerous. Ship that button without properly … More Sugar coated icebergs