Which are the driving forces in your life? For me, right now, two stand out.
When I am a catalyst towards social justice and inclusion of the extremes of human abilities.
When i help my team have a good product strategy and make good product design choices by focusing on serving humans.
When I help you be brave and curious.
At EIDU I talk every week with team leaders about their projects. They seem to appreciate the chats. But which value do I actually provide?
My team wants to understand why we build the things we build. So, how can I get our users into their minds? It's all individual...
Real progress happens a little at a time. Do smaller. Repeat.
It might be that I’m a crappy designer, but I never create something on my own that is as good as something that I have crafted with someone else. I co-create with Charlie, Sabrina and Nasia
Sometimes a project is started based on a feeling that a designer, engineer or manager has. However, what we choose to build should be "directed" by our users. Is there a way of getting user driven in a project that started based on internal feelings? I think Krste has found a way!
Choosing when to "go it alone" versus involving others is something I still struggle with. However, a deceptively simple system helps me choose. Understand what outcome I want. Consider who else to involve (if anyone). Choose a method.
I think a transformation is happening in digital product creation: We ux/product designers are eating the software creation process. It's a good development and your team should take advantage of it. Marc said...
To design better restaurant sites I interviewed six persons. From the discussions I got eight insights. Among them are that sites are used by newbies and regulars, that reviews are super valuable, that we want to imagine the restaurant visit before it happens, and more. The insights can help when building new sites/apps or evaluating existing ones. 8 things the site needs to enable
Some companies try to understand how satisfied I am with their public toilet. I don't think their method works. A new button can help.
I was asked to suggest improvements for the product promo page for Artbutler Cloud Websites – a tool for building websites for artists and galleries. My recommendations boiled down to experimenting with CTA's, mixing up the imagery and using a combo of content structures.
I am forgetful. So I invented a way for my washing machine to communicate with me. No, no cats where hurt in the machine :)
I was recently asked to give an example of where I get my inspiration. I immediately though about the transformation of the British train operating company First Great Western into Great Western Railway (GWR). Hard work that was well managed and gave great results.
Baked, fried, cooked, mashed, deep fried and raw. Sweet potatoes are all over Berlin. I made a yummie poster!
Me and Gerhard want to use Whatsapp, Kik, Snapchat, Line or some other chat app to tell you stories about art that we have created. But we also want to get to know you. We are not robots.
I like being efficient and effective. So I have optimized where I wait in some of the stations of the Stockholm subway. I'm an optimization freak. :) The Japanese do it too!
On Bernies iPad we failed to order a print from WhiteWall.com. On my Mac it went quite smoothly and we appreciated the good overview that we had throughout the process. With some further developments, WhiteWall will get Bernies top score. Listen to our experience of the site.
Some places are difficult to feel affection for, despite me desperately wanting to fall in love. Chipperfield Kantine is one such place. It's a problem of layout.
My boyfriend Bernie is an avid fan of Design Hotels, a company that represents and markets a hand-picked collection of hotels from across the globe. Bernie appreciates the curation work that Design Hotels has done and especially likes that he can get to know the persons who have built and now run the hotels. However, after a redesign of the designhotels.com site two years ago Bernie could no longer log in to his account or book stays via the site. Hear my interview with Bernie.