Annual report 2020
A look back at some interesting figures from my freelance practice for the 2019/20 fiscal year.
Apr 1, 2020
Mar 8, 2021 11:19 AM
The Creative Cycle
I’ve noticed a pattern, it reveals itself through my mood and my energy, my self esteem and my ego, and my vigor or my listlessness. I refer to this pattern as the Creative Cycle.
Jan 23, 2020
Mar 3, 2021 5:38 AM
Minimal user research kit
When putting together a kit for conducting research keeping things simple is my top priority. Each tool in the kit needs to serve a specific purpose to justify carrying it between sessions.
Apr 14, 2019
Feb 24, 2021 6:13 AM
The message is in the model
There are a number of models that product teams can use to bring clarity and alignment on an idea. They range in complexity from sketches to functional prototypes. Here are several examples and how they helped the team communicate the unseen.
Oct 23, 2018
Feb 19, 2021 5:53 AM
The product team’s missing function
In a team of optimists trying to push things forward the researcher provides a necessary friction. Their indifference to the product keeps them questioning whether it needs to exist at all, long after the rest of the team have begun to believe their own stories.
Jan 12, 2019
Feb 18, 2021 6:11 AM
The conversational tendencies to avoid in user interviews
Our natural social behaviours can hinder a deeper understanding of users. But what are these conversational tendencies and how can we avoid them to conduct better user interviews?
Aug 15, 2019
Feb 8, 2021 5:53 AM
A designer’s primer to behavioural design
When the products and services we create require a guided change within the user, an understanding of behavioural science becomes an invaluable tool. Here are a few resources that provide a primer into this intriguing world of behavioural design.
Nov 11, 2019
Feb 6, 2021 8:09 AM
Why you should embrace remote research
Qualitative research is typically conducted in-person, in a lab environment. But for many qualitative studies remote research can be just as good, if not better, at generating the insights needed to help a team move forward in their work.
Mar 17, 2020
Feb 6, 2021 7:54 AM