A while back, I was working on a personal side project for a simple “collection of links” website with a click through to a summary of the referenced content. When I got to the point where i was tweaking the mobile layout for the post summary page I thought it would be a cool idea to get some touch gestures in for navigating through next/previous posts.
Things escalated quickly 😀 — I started dreaming of having smooth animated transitions and background color animations as it went from current to next post.
There were a couple of potential problems with those dreamy…
In preparation for a closed alpha release of our neuromarketing research web application, we ran a remote usability test with 25 participants in an attempt to catch some of the hidden “error gems” we may have missed during initial in-house validation tests.
Testing a prosumer product can be hard 😖. Especially when you need to find the right audience for the test. We got incredibly lucky with our participants — a university professor in France teaching Marketing Research to first-year students reached out to us willing to provide a class of 25 who can take the test for us.
After four 4 years of working around the clock, I decided to take a break and do a little bit of traveling. Australia’s east coast was my first destination. Keeping a close eye on my budget for the first month, I noticed that food & accommodation, were responsible for more than 60% of my monthly spending. I figured doing some wwoofing(working for food and accommodation) would be a great way to enjoy the place without spending too much money.
With the lack of design related positions in Australia’s woofing industry, I was really hoping to get closer to wildlife and maybe land a position at a koala sanctuary, but instead we ended up going to a boutique resort on an private island in Whitsunday region. Wi-fi was present, accommodation & food were superb, the views were stunning and apart from washing dishes and making beds every couple of days, there was very little work to do as such. …