GDD710 Week 12: Finale

Image credit: Mio Ito And there we have it. This post marks the final week of content for the first module of this course. Extending the metaphor I used to open my ‘Foreword’ post, I’m now a few storeys up on the UX tower. To bring everything together, I’d now like to revisit the learningContinue reading “GDD710 Week 12: Finale”

CRJ Week 11: Real WORKS

Image credit: Daniel Cheung Going into this week as someone seeking employment, I’m keen to reap as much value from the content as I can. In the last two months, I’ve produced multiple iterations of my CV. One of the more recent additions is a link to my about page. There, I’ve showcased some ofContinue reading “CRJ Week 11: Real WORKS”

GDD710 Week 10: Agile Practice

Image credit: Andrea Lightfoot Of the working environments that I have had exposure to in this industry (either by employment, visit, or as an interviewee) all have claimed to use agile practices. Several reported using a combination of Lean, Agile and Design Thinking methodologies, unique in one way or another. In the companies that IContinue reading “GDD710 Week 10: Agile Practice”

GDD710 Week 9: Communities of Practice

Image credit: Park Troopers Having been in the tech industry for only three years, I consider myself to be somewhat of a novice in UX design. Of course, if that wasn’t the case I probably wouldn’t be studying what I am today. That’s not to say that I am still at the first stepping stoneContinue reading “GDD710 Week 9: Communities of Practice”

GDD710 Week 8: Research

Image credit: Michael Longmire Whilst working on our wireframes of RI2, Astrid and I briefly discussed, if we were to turn the artefact into a business venture, how would we go about collecting user feedback. Initally, I proposed the idea of beta testing with a small demographic. In previous roles, I have suplemented automated testsContinue reading “GDD710 Week 8: Research”

GDD710 Week 7: Version Control

Image credit: Bimata Prathama Thursday 5th November. This week marked the start of the second rapid ideation challenge. Before I dive into the reflections, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate my Partner in this activity, Astrid. Our matched enthusiasm levels, work ethics, and learning objectives have made us an effective team. For readersContinue reading “GDD710 Week 7: Version Control”

GDD710 Week 6: Reading Week

Image credit: Mariia Zakatiura Tuesday 27th October. Since my post on Saturday, I’ve found that my productivity whilst building my wireframe has taken a nosedive. I’ve been describing my process as having two phases. The first was the ‘ideation’ phase, and the second is the ‘design’ phase. I didn’t move to any digital medium forContinue reading “GDD710 Week 6: Reading Week”

GDD710 Week 5: Reflection

Image credit: Marc-Olivier Jodoin Sunday 18th October. Today I started the digital wireframe for my concept. To add another tier of challenge I decided not to use my usual platforms of Adobe XD or Marvel. Instead I tried Axure. Despite the keybindings being different at times and the menus being structured differently, I was ableContinue reading “GDD710 Week 5: Reflection”

GDD710 Week 4: Time and Project Management

Image credit: Fabrizio Verrecchia Wednesday 14 October. In this evening’s webinar – about an hour and a half’s time – the theme for our first rapid ideation session will be announced. Now seems like a good time to share some thoughts. Most of the designs in my portfolio are what I’d call single-view artefacts. HighContinue reading “GDD710 Week 4: Time and Project Management”

GDD710 Week 3: Rapid Ideation

Image credit: Kelly Sikkema Monday 5th October. I had a pretty silly conversation with a colleague and close friend, Chris, today. The topic was, If the universe was a soap opera, which celestial bodies would have the most tragic story arc? Stay with me; I am going somewhere with this. My entry for the Saddest StarContinue reading “GDD710 Week 3: Rapid Ideation”