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Advocacy and agile ux

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In preparation for the talk I’m giving at September’s Northern User Experience meetup, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how user experience practices are accommodated within an agile process. One of the main things that keeps cropping up is the idea of the user experience practitioner as an advocate; for users naturally, but also just for user experience work itself.

Initially, the question of how to

UHC are Ext inked

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Although its been a while now since I worked there, I’ve always tried to keep up to date with what UHC are up to. An explicitly political art and design studio, their work is witty, thought provoking and beautifully crafted. One of their latest projects is an imaginative celebration of Darwin’s bicentenary, the ‘Ext Inked’ exhibition. As well as exhibiting hand-drawn illustrations of

How to learn part two (read books)

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Books. Read as many as you can. Although they can age rapidly, especially those concerned with technology, there isn’t a much better way to get an overview of something. Good ideas never lose their value and you’re more likely to find something other people haven’t considered, or have forgotten about, especially if you consult older books. For example one of the best texts I’ve ever read on the subject of

New Year’s resolutions

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Some things I really aught to be doing next year. I’m hoping by making some sort of public record I might actually shame myself into doing some of them.

Do usability testing

Do some practical user tests on actual prototypes in our new projects at Setfire Media. I firmly believe that Web design is in many respects product design, can’t design products without understanding of users in their own environment