I just did some Norman/Nielsen UX training paid for by my company. I really wish I had thought a bit more about investing in myself whilst I was a freelancer. One of the issues I really struggled with was responsive design. I am sure with a days course like this I would have really had no issues. The slide shows that freelancers are gradually realising this… a 10% upswing in skills related training in the last six months! Impressive.
The slide is from Mary Meekers 2018 internet trends report. When Mary mentions UX as a key driver we know things have changed for ever.
This is contribution I made to a UX stackexchange post a while back. Just realised I needed some of the information so thought I’d archive it. Amazing how quickly one forgets stuff. What it is the value of WYSIWIG? It provides immediacy and the ability to fiddle quickly. Bret Victor capures it perfectly in this video where […]
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Inspirational explanation about what happens when you get too many bright people in the room!
Over the last couple of weeks I have had the benefit of visiting two different Maths departments in secondary schools. I was lucky to have the chance to talk to about 14 different maths teachers across the two schools. It was fascinating to see what an amazing job teachers do and what a complex situation they are dealing with. Many levels of differentiation, behaviour issues, a challenging curriculum and the sheer level of organization required to create an effective learning space all make to create issues.
As ever I was fascinated to observe how technology can add or take away from this situation. It was very clear that without good robust infrastructure the technology can definitely be destructive and basically ends up with people not using it. Electronic whiteboards certainly have their problems – often lighting interferes or just placement of students in the room can mean they can’t see it. Most teachers used both a whiteboard and an electronic board.
As all of my clients know I am true fan of Balsamiq. I find it a really easy to way to experiment and play with ideas. I particularly like to to share the desktop version with a colleague and brain storm different ideas with them. Which I can then easily mock up in detail later. […]