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

Non-functional requirements and terrific testers

There’s a ongoing debate about non-functional requirements: Non-Functional Requirements Are Not Nonsense and it’s a debate I’ve had within my teams as well. In most consulting projects I’ve seen, non-functional requirements are listed as a nice to have, rather than a must have. It’s not a matter of business logic vs. performance either. In one … More Non-functional requirements and terrific testers

Apprentice programmer

Let’s talk about plumbing, and customer service, and an experience I had recently with a company I won’t name. Overall the experience was good, but I don’t want anyone to get into trouble because they’ve misinterpreted what I have said here. (and if you’re wondering about the picture : the Olympic flame isn’t lit either). … More Apprentice programmer