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Make Meaningful Work

Why this question of make meaningful work? People spend considerable amounts of their time at work in projects that have little value. Projects are part of a larger system we call "work". Sometimes people feel work is : WastefulUnhealthyPurposelessStressful So what is the overall impact on people at work? Sleepwalking What can sleepwalking feel like at work?  FrustratedLimited … Continue reading Make Meaningful Work

Designing for Change: “Be Water My Friend”

Our role as UX designers Recently we returned from UX Australia 2011 in Sydney where critical and inspirational themes emerged in presentations, workshops and hall way discussions with people including Kim Goodwin, Rachel Hinman, Janna DeVylder, Steve Baty, Jon Kolko, Samantha Starmera, Whitney Quesenbery around topics including context, culture, change, global thinking and our role in community … Continue reading Designing for Change: “Be Water My Friend”

The Design Workshop: Bringing It All Together

In this article, we’ll outline the key elements you need to plan and facilitate a design workshop to give you a better chance of success. One focus of user experience design is designing consistent experiences or touchpoints for customers. Beyond merely achieving consistency, an important motivation for UX designers is creating delightful and meaningful experiences … Continue reading The Design Workshop: Bringing It All Together

Designing Projects for Success: A More Humane UX Practice

In our travels over the last two years or so, we have thought deeply and had hundreds of conversations with UX professionals, trying to get answers to the following questions: What elements make up a healthy, mature UX practice?Beyond the UX community, from what influencers can we draw inspiration?In what ways can we encourage better … Continue reading Designing Projects for Success: A More Humane UX Practice

Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Make Meaningful Work with Dan Szuc

Make Meaningful Work – From Sleepwalking to Sparkle isn’t your average Ask the UXperts kind of title, but then nothing is ever particularly normal when it comes to Dan Szuc. He grabs life with both hands, gives it a shake, and hands it back all shiny and new. It’s an inspiring thing to be watch. Dan didn’t … Continue reading Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Make Meaningful Work with Dan Szuc