Event idea: New product and student/entry level jams.

The problem In the last few years, i’ve met an increasing number of people who are entering the field of UX feeling disheartened and disillusioned with the process of searching for a job. company agrees to implement something that’s been designed and student/entry level gets some experience for their portfolio.the market for juniors is overcrowded… Continue reading Event idea: New product and student/entry level jams.

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Service idea: an easier way to provide references or recommendations

As a consultant/freelancer/contractor changing projects every 3-6 months, it can be time consuming and tiresome to provide references and recommendations for past work. Don’t get me wrong, everyone i’ve worked with has great things to say about me 😏. Some places insist on 2-3 years work history. This could add up to collecting 12 references… Continue reading Service idea: an easier way to provide references or recommendations

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Trusting online reviews

in an unfamiliar place and short of time it’s often easy to look for an easy short cut to a good experience. People often go to tripadvisor to find recommendations for a good restaurant or experience in their location.  Recently, having done the same thing I started to get a better understanding of how top… Continue reading Trusting online reviews

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Moving away from stereotypes in advertising for a more inclusive future

This post is a quite different to the things I normally write about, but its something I really loved and thought it was worth sharing. I’ve noticed more brands moving towards using regular, real life, traceable people in their advertising. Airtasker was the first brand that I saw doing this. Airtasker is a company that… Continue reading Moving away from stereotypes in advertising for a more inclusive future

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Surveys: participants will give up if you ask them too much or if you ask questions they find intrusive

I, like most, am more likely to fill in a survey if there’s a prize at the end, or if I really want to let a company know what I think, positive or negative. I started to fill in a survey recently and was struck by the number of seemingly irrelevant questions being asked of… Continue reading Surveys: participants will give up if you ask them too much or if you ask questions they find intrusive

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Making it easier for people to ‘do good’ whilst staying at a hotel

On a recent trip, I noticed that my hotel offered guests the opportunity to do good and contribute to charity without having to lift a finger, and more importantly, without the hotel having to.  Instead of having their room cleaned, guests could opt-out of this service and money (I assume the labour and tool costs… Continue reading Making it easier for people to ‘do good’ whilst staying at a hotel

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How retail stores are taking steps to foster positive social impact which might not have an immediate benefit to their bottom line

There are many ways consumers and clothes retailers can do better for society. Fast-fashion and the detrimental impact it can have in our ecology is its own topic, but today I want to talk about a poster I saw in a changing room to bring awareness to signs of breast cancer. Poster in a changing… Continue reading How retail stores are taking steps to foster positive social impact which might not have an immediate benefit to their bottom line

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Design for inclusivity – an example from the redesign of ‘Talk to Frank’

I recently attended a meetup hosted by IDEO about designing for inclusivity. Amongst the talks was a case study of the “Talk to Frank” website redesign. Talk to Frank is a drugs awareness service that gives honest information. Background of talk to frank Talk to frank is a government run service that gives the public… Continue reading Design for inclusivity – an example from the redesign of ‘Talk to Frank’

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Redefining banking for freelancers and the gig-economy

I recently heard about Oxygen a new challenger bank in the US. Oxygen is designed for freelancers and gig-economy workers who have a lack of predictable salary, which results in the inability to gain credit. As a freelancer, you might have weeks or months whilst working on a project without getting paid – but you… Continue reading Redefining banking for freelancers and the gig-economy