A designer’s impact is limited by how much influence they have on the team around them. You can uncover valuable insights, but if you can’t frame those in the correct way to convince your team to act on them, they’re not so valuable.
Late last year, I moved from a role as an individual contributor into a new job as a people manager. I have made a lot of mistakes in a short space of time which, of course, also means I have learned a lot.
I used to tell my colleagues that if they wanted to make money, there were many easier ways to do it than drug research. How wrong could I have been! In business as in science, it seems that you are often most successful in achieving something when you are trying…
In my old job, every day at 3pm, I’d make a quick coffee. We had a Nespresso machine at my office, so when I started making my coffee I’d have a few seconds to kill. I would open a drawer right above the machine and grab a mini chocolate bar…
15 years ago, I made two major choices before I went to school in the mornings. I picked what cereal I would have (how good were Ricicles?), then sifted through my CD collection before popping one into my Discman for the day.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing a couple of Medium articles and putting together some content for a new eBook that I’ve been creating called ‘UX on a Budget: The Practical Guide’. I’m pleased to say the eBook is now ready to go :)
I’ve made the book free for the first week, and after that I’ll charge a small amount which I then hope to re-invest into creating the next book in the series (pay for illustrations etc).
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