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Design

Learning through making

Usability testing reduces errors, minimizes IT change requests and helps ensure users understand and can use our products. It’s a mistake to think design has to be almost production-ready to be tested. Test ideas, test sketches, test digital, test services. Test early, iteratively and often.

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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 […]

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Events Service design

Co-design in the social sphere – Sydney Design Festival

If you’re interested in co-design you should look check out the “Designing With” event series which is being held as part of the Sydney Design Festival running 3-18th August 2013. The first event will be an introduction to Social Design which promises case studies where design methods and co-design have been applied to such contexts […]

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Events Service design

Design Thinking Drinks with Chris Vanstone: Creating social start-ups

Design Thinking Drinks is an event organised by Deborah Kneeshaw and sponsored by Thoughtworks. It’s on every couple of months and last week’s event attracted a big and curious crowd for Chris Vanstone design co-lead of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) and one of the founders of agency In With For. The speaker: […]

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Design

Co-design with stakeholders and customers. Together. You say what?

Matt Hogdson, awsome conference speaker, and writer of things IA and UX, and agile posted a blog about UCD. Intrigued I asked a question in the comments, and got a whole blog post as a response on getting stakeholders and users together in a workshop for co-design magic! Wow! It’s a good read to boot. If […]

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Design Events

Design Thinking: Penny Hagen, 2 February 2011

Where have I been all this time that Design Thinking has been meeting? I have no context to this event, other than to say that more events were promised, which going by this week’s standard can only be an awesome thing. Highlights: Getting to sticky beak at Digital Eskimo’s oh so cute offices. The Eskimos! […]