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A sketch of Anthony Quinn's fantastic #uxaustralia talk about being design leaders

Easiest #usability fix replace 2 steps with 1 where possible #ux

#13antipatterns stakeholder safari, the meeting before / after, play it back, step back @polaroidgrrl #UXAustralia

Leadership tips for design practitioners from Anthony Quinn #UXAustralia #Leadership
Aug 30, 15

One of the most important aspects of academic writing is making use of the ideas of other people. This is important as you need to show that you have understood the materials that you have studied and that you can use their ideas and findings in your own way. In fact, this is an essential skill for every student. Spack (1988, p. 42) has pointed out that the most important skill a student can engage in is "the complex activity to write from other texts", which is "a major part of their academic experience." For this reason, any academic text you read or write will contain the voices of other writers as well as your own.

Using #neuroscience to influence others by @menovaf at #UXAustralia This is my #sketchnote #ux

Any #uxaustralia writers out there? We're looking for paid guest bloggers to write for our awesome community. Chat to Alan at the OW booth.

Creative experience maps from hands-on workshop with @RuthEllison & @Four_of_Spades at #UXAustralia
Aug 28, 15

UX And Culture: Bridging The Gap In Six Strides - Usability Geek

Teams loving riffing on each other's #CustomerJourneyMapping research @UXAustralia @WeAreMeld
Aug 25, 15

I've been writing about stuff I care about. 'Labs are about people, not technology' #gdsteam #userresearch

Aug 23, 15

Slide of the day: How to Grow a Company Culture:
How do we grow a great o... #Slideshare

Aug 23, 15

Making UX Research Usable

Shrimp Po' Boy unlocked.
Aug 16, 15

Conducting Contextual Enquiry (or Site Visits):

  • When scheduling interviews, suggest a date and time for each participant instead of making the meeting request open-ended.
  • Give yourself an hour between sessions — to digest what you heard, drink some water, use the bathroom, rest your hands, ears, and eyes.
  • While it might seem like recording your interviews is a hassle, the benefit far outweighs the cost. You’ll be able to take lighter notes, concentrate on what’s being said, and supply evidential proof if someone challenges your findings. You can use a digital voice recorder, a Skype recorder (like

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  • a traditional tag cloud wasn’t an option.
  • a chord diagram and a bubble chart
  • the chord diagram enables you to easily explore the relationships between your tagged observations, and to make it easier for you to spot key project themes

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