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Design The Work Experience

“The fella whose never made a mistake has never made anything”

Ralph Affleck is king of the maker’s movement. Watch him in action for a beautiful dose of inspiration. Vintage Mill – Landline – ABC.

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Design Events

What’s love got to do with MVPs?

At this Sydney Agile Business Analysts & Product Owners meetup Erwin van der Koogh set about educating and dispelling some myths about the emerging and illusive term — the Minimum Viable Product, or MVP. So what isn’t an MVP? It’s not what can be built before the deadline It’s not what is possible for a given budget It’s […]

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Design Events

Meetup wrap up: Product Roadmaps, what are they good for? at Product Talks

I’ve not yet been responsible for a roadmap but I have certainly fed information into them, so I was very keen to check out yesterday’s meetup and hear from a panel who disagreed and agreed on the merit and use or uselessness of product roadmaps. The panellists were Michael Pearson, Director Product & e-commerce at […]

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Design

The design specialist versus the unicorn

Should you be a UX designer, a UI designer, a visual designer, a front end coder, or a back end coder? Can you be all of them? Can you be a few of them? At various points in my career I have made a decision to specialise. For a while I was a visual designer […]

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Design

The 8 traits of good and bad error pages

A little while ago I started a tongue in cheek collection of broken web pages on Tumblr called Shit Servers Say. It’s turned into a collection of what makes a good and bad error page. The best examples treat broken web pages as an opportunity to reach out to their audience. The worst do nothing. […]

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Design Research

An entire design approach laid out

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 […]