“Google did a great talk about the method they use to keep focused. It’s called “Objectives, Key Results”. Essentially you can have three objectives a quarter; they need to be broad but measurable. Don’t say how you will get there, that’s for the person actioning it to worry about. By limiting ourselves to three objectives I feel freed.”
I’ve been meaning for the longest time to do some reading on Jobs to be Done framework, but like so many little jobs it had remain undone. Until Monday night that is when Christian Lafrance organised the first Sydney meet up at the Trinity Bar in Surry Hills. Christian has presented on Jobs to be Done at UX New Zealand with ABC colleagues Justin Sinclair and Raymond van der Zalm and he has been incorporating the method into UX and product strategy and design projects at the ABC.
Interesting to see Dymocks appropriate Ideo’s “Keep the Change” program for the Bank of America as a fundraising initiative. (Having said that I am only assuming they have taken inspiration from it.)
Speaker: George Marcus
25 March 2014
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW
Organised by UWS
Its time to reflect.
There are some great UX/UCD resources online — my favourites to date have been Service Design Tools and more recently UX Mastery. But today I was knocked out by the phenomenal effort to define and encapsulate design research activities in a cohesive project framework. It was all revealed by a rather innocuous tweet that did not quite foretell the brilliance ahead.
Why do references to dead social networks linger, and why don’t service providers quietly retire them for us?
I was a little heartbroken this week after meeting a taxi driver and a stage rigger who had both retrained in IT — for no job outcome. The taxi driver, a young immigrant has studied a Masters of IT from Queensland University. He said that course was so general that it left him qualified in nothing.
Earlier this year I was on a project where I had to re-purpose another team’s design research. My job was to make a set of task models. I had the following available to me:
Some nice advice from this SMH article:
Tip 1: start by getting information out, not taking information in: