Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.
To be honest, when I started working from home due to Coronavirus, I wasn’t sure how it’d work out. For myself and many designers out there, the disruption to our everyday lives has meant a big change to the way we work.
Reflecting on the past twelve weeks working from home, I’ve learnt a lot about how I work and found several things that have improved my workflow. I encourage you to grab what was good working from home and keep going with it.
Here are a few things that have surprised me while working from home with my wife, two teenage daughters, and Enzo (the puppy). …
I’ve been an experience designer for 6 years. I got into it at the age of 39.
I’ve worked with great people, and I’ve worked with wankers, mainly the former. As a result of working with lots of great people, I’ve learnt a tonne in the last 6 years.
Today I work in a great company with wonderful folk. I feel like it’s a pivotal time in my design career. I’m excited.
Here are a few things I’ve found to be crucial to me in my daily life as a designer. …
Guerrilla testing (also known as hallway usability testing) is a relatively fast and informal way to test ideas, to get high-level feedback, and potentially uncover user experience problems. It can be done pretty much anywhere: a coffee shop, a shopping center, or on the street. Ideally, you’ll test between 8–10 users as part of your hallway test, with each usually lasting for around 10 mins.
While the technique is one that is fairly straight-forward, getting the most out of it requires some structure and preparation.
No research is ever quite complete. It is the glory of a good bit of work that it opens the way for something still better, and this repeatedly leads to its own eclipse. …