User Experience Kata

User Experience Kata

Kata (Japanese symbol) ‘Model’ or ‘Pattern'; A series of positions and movements performed as an exercise. Why (do it) How do you get to be amazing at doing something? Read a book? Ask a friend how it’s done? Go to a lecture? Having theoretical knowledge and natural ability can be part of the equation, but […]

Improv in design meetings

Improv in design meetings

I recently attended an improv class. Before I went in, I had no idea what to expect – which, I suppose, is the point. During the course of that afternoon I learned a lot; primarily a whole bunch of ways I could loosen up my mind to break out of the ‘routine’ prior to attempting […]

Managing Review by Committee

Managing Review by Committee

Picture the scene You and your team have done the client interviews, written the creative brief, tried to understand the ‘product’ and the goals of your client… now you have a first draft of a design to show them. Whether you are working with internal or external clients, it’s going to happen and generally the […]