There’s some of you might know the Top Tasks methodology already and even if you do, I encourage you to listen as I break down the methods to better understand the mechanics and get Gerry’s insights into where it works well and also its origins and there’s so much wisdom in this episode, I just know you’ll enjoy it -
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Web design pioneer, Clearleft chief executive, and UX thought leader Andy Budd chats with Big Web Show host Jeffrey Zeldman about the failings and triumphs of our design community over the past 20 years, why the success of design thinking killed the market for design studios, and how to reinvent your studio or agency for today’s market.
In this week’s Design Podcast, I sit down with John Whalen, chief experience officer at 10 Pearls, a digital development company focused on mobile and web apps, enterprise solutions, cyber security, big data, IoT, and cloud and dev ops. We talk about the “six minds” that underlie each human experience, why it’s important for designers to understand brain science, and what people really look for in a voice assistant.
Collaborate Bristol - The South West’s leading UX and Design Conference: http://collaborateconf.com
Talk by Anne Cooper at Collaborate Bristol 2017
The Complexities of UX Design in Health Settings and the Impact of Human Factors
This session explores the complexities of UX design in health settings with a particular focus on clinical safety, risk and human factors.
Anne gives real life examples and explains the importance of excellent UX design in the health context.
Anne is Chief Nurse at NHS Digital
Collaborate Bristol is organised by Nomensa - the strategic UX design experts.
This is the first talk in a series on Ending the Attention Economy. For more information—and to join a community of designers trying this approach—see nxhx.org/RedefiningSoftware/.
Intercom co-founder Des Traynor chats with Clearleft CEO and design thought leader Andy Budd. Andy explains why young startups tend to prioritize development over design, the role designers will play in the new world of voice and chat-based UIs, and much more.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/intercom/andy-budd-ceo-at-clearleft
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Aarron Walter and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss launching a design education initiative at
InVision, building a UX practice at MailChimp, putting design at the heart of strategy, managing teams, the secret life of Walt Disney, and more.
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Rachel Andrew inspires us to understand people who are not like us because most often the products we design are not for us. She motivates us with her successful habit of GTD (Getting Things Done). She teaches us that solid attention to detail and ability to execute can be more important than specific technical skills. She also proves to us that experience never gets old.
Rachel Andrew is a Web Pioneer and the Managing Director and founder of UK-based web development company EdgeOfMySeat.com. She’s a prolific author of a number of Web Development books including her most recent A Book Apart published “Getting Ready for CSS Grid Layout”. She’s also an active speaker who has spoken at a number of notable web conferences. When she’s not writing code, or writing about writing code…she’s a taxi to teenagers and quite a fitness buff.
Solid attention to detail and ability to execute can be more important than specific technical skills. Knowing how to break a problem down, design a solution, and coordinate with stakeholders is more important than mastering any one tool or platform.
Many of the most valuable skills we have today are the result of accidental or unplanned career moves. Today, you may be trying to figure out how to do something for your own use. Tomorrow someone else will hire you for that same skill. In our industry, long term planning is tough, so grab the challenges at hand, build good solutions and products, and see where it takes you.
AWKWARD TESTING STORY
Nothing huge, but working with users across Europe, language has sometimes been a barrier. One time a user got angry because we were asking about her mental model. She thought we were CALLING her a mental model!
I’ve been doing this for a long time! My experience allows me to draw on a lot of past projects when I’m approaching a new one.
Stuff moving around on a page in my peripheral vision is a major pet peeve.
HOW DO YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR USERS?
On my own product Perch CMS, I always think about “forgotten users”–the content editors who actually have to use our product day to day after a company buys it. I spend a lot of time making sure that the product looks good not only to the person who may decide to buy it, but also the regular daily users who spend a lot of time there.
FUTURE OF UX
We are finally moving beyond a design approach primarily oriented to replicating the print experience online. True web layouts and approaches are here. We’ll have to take into account not only many devices but many mediums (audio, touch, visual).
HABIT OF SUCCESS
I’m a big believer in the “GTD” approach (Getting Things Done). I make lists, organize things, and work hard to check things off. You have to know how you work best yourself to get through the not so fun and more mundane stuff.
Try to understand people who are not like you. We often work in a design bubble, but the majority of our audience for most products is outside that universe of specialists.
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