My Accountancy Place are our accountants. Why would we get all excited over their plans to automate some key processes? What hope does it offer the ongoing search for increased human flourishing?
We switched to My Accountacy Place not so long ago because we wanted a more digitally savvy and proactive service from our accountants. We haven’t been disappointed and we believe their appointment has been instrumental in our recent growth.
MD Paul Barnes and his team recently announced some important changes which will be the product of a painstaking six-month process.
They’re about to automate many of the lower-level…
As the hopes and dreams of many hung in the balance on results day, months of intensive planning, thoughtful design and experienced digital product development paid off for The Telegraph and Human.
Although this relationship has delivered a Clearing app successfully for several years, 2016 has been stellar:
We move to our new space on Friday this week.
So much of our work is done together — workshops and big discussions; walking around, sketching and mapping out the future in teams big and small. Our move this Friday gives us more and better space.
We want to achieve great things in the space so it seemed fitting to name the rooms after some of our heros…
Alan Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.
Our new home at 56 Princess Street borders Manchester’s famous Gay Village where Turing’s memory is celebrated in…
On Friday 26 August, Tariff Street will become Human.
Our team is now three times the size it was when we founded in 2011. Over the years we came to realise that the name of a street couldn’t reflect our intelligent and creative team, our personality and our ambitions for the future.
For all official purposes, the business is now called Human Software Limited. ‘Human’ for short.
From the very beginning, people have wanted to do more and to do better. The tools and technologies we devise are a vast catalogue of insights and inventions. …
Anger is one of our most potent emotions, and its uncontrolled expression is costly; especially in the workplace.
I’d like to suggest an angry episode falls somewhere along a continuum running from externalised to internalised. Anger is at its most corrosive at either extreme. A massive outburst is externalised; the moment when one has lost control and lashes out. Its internalised polar opposite is usually much less obvious but always more insidious. It is the buried feeling; the burning discontent which erodes the innards with its unuttered rage. This anger, whilst essentially invisible, affects the behaviour of its beholder; causing…
A few weeks before Christmas I attended my regular 7.15am yoga class. As I lay down waiting for the practice to begin, I had several clear minded and — I reckoned at the time — valuable thoughts about several projects I’m working on.
This posed a problem for me because that time is supposed to be about getting into the focused and mindful state required for yoga. It’s not a time for making written notes or working on ideas. I had no means to write down what I had thought.
I also realised in the moment that I would —…
If you need to report a bug, here’s a helpful list of things to check and/or include in order to reduce everyone’s time and make sure your report results in a better finished product!
1. Has this issue already been reported? Please check the list of existing issues.
2. Staging or live?
3. Browser & version
4. What you were trying to achieve
5. Page you were on
6. Exact steps you took including any other apps you were using, copy and pasting you did etc
7. What you expected to happen
8. What actually happened
9. Screenshots to illustrate both process and result if helpful
10. Confirmation that…
As you know, even though developers are fabulous people who create pure magic out of thin air to make everything just work online, new products always need some testing.
Our approach is to keep building and refining Waterslide, adding new features and improving functionality all the time. This means that errors — big and small — are bound to happen. This is fine, so long as we learn from them and improve the product gradually in a clear, rational and compassionate way.
As a tester, you’re going to try things out, use Waterslide and be on the lookout for things…
It’s the night before we set off and a chipper ex-military Englishman gives us a good old fashioned safety briefing. 25% of people will receive some form of medical treatment. I joked that one of those people would be me.
The starting gate is in a school field, the briefing having been given in its canteen hall. Feels like an evacuation, a civil emergency of some sort. Advisory posters still hang from summer exams, which might explain why, with 15 minutes to go before we set off, I feel like I’m unprepared for the test. I’ve lost weight recently; the…
Being born in Liverpool in 1982, our first house was on a street which had been defended from rioters only months earlier. That city in those first years of my life felt itself to bear much of Thatcherism’s brunt. De-industrialisation may indeed have been a global trend, but cities in the North of England felt it very keenly. There was scant support for those of us left behind, unlike in Germany and the nordic countries where a similar process was arguably better managed. Public services were neglected and militant Labour seized control of our own local authority, further disconnecting us…
Gay dad. Tech leader. Liberal Humanist.