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Make Meaningful Work
2 weeks ago no Comment

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 : Wasteful Unhealthy Purposeless Stressful So what is the overall impact on people at work? Sleepwalking What can sleepwalking feel like … Continue reading Make Meaningful Work

Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle
2 weeks ago 2 Comments

Our environment refers to everything around us, including physical, chemical, and other natural forces. People constantly interact with their environment—including interactions between other people, animals, plants, soil, water, air, and other living and inanimate elements. They adapt themselves to the conditions of their environment. Their environment affects their growth and development as a person. What … Continue reading Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle

Guiding Practices for Making Meaningful Work
3 weeks ago no Comment

Recently, a group of about 30 technologists invited us to run a two-day client training workshop to teach them some best practices for making meaningful work and help them to kick start and sustain a UX practice on their projects. These technologists had limited exposure to User Experience or practice with design tools. In other words, we … Continue reading Guiding Practices for Making Meaningful Work

A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 1
2 months ago no Comment

On the projects we’ve worked on, it’s easy to get caught up in meeting deliverables—and the speed at which we need to deliver them—and the constant, internal meetings that are driven by people’s egos. With all of that, it’s sometimes all too easy to forget about the people we design for and the meaning of … Continue reading A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 1

A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 2
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In Part 1 of this two-part series, we established the need for a manifesto for maturing the making of meaningful work, explained what you need to do to fulfill your intention of achieving this goal, and described the value of defining an integrated practice framework. Now, in Part 2, we’ll define the eight best practices that this … Continue reading A Manifesto for Maturing the Making of Meaningful Work, Part 2

Creating Environments That Encourage Behaviors That Make Meaningful Work
2 months ago no Comment

This need not be work that is saving-the-world meaningful, but simply work that is personally meaningful. In this article, we’ll examine the environments in which we live and work, taking a moment to reflect on how they make us feel. We’ll also consider how to create explicit moments for practicing reflection and helping us make meaningful … Continue reading Creating Environments That Encourage Behaviors That Make Meaningful Work

Reflections on Making Meaningful Work
3 months ago no Comment

We just presented at CanUX 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. Like all good conferences, Can UX created a place for community, conversations, learning, and connecting with local and global practitioners. The conference provided reminders of why we do what we do and opportunities to look at practice patterns that may connect to the practices we use in … Continue reading Reflections on Making Meaningful Work

Connecting the Dots to Create Magic at the Intersections
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When I was a young boy growing up in Melbourne in the 1970s, I often looked up into the vastness of space and all the stars in the night sky. I reflected on our place in the universe and considered our connections to all the possible planets and life forms that were out there beyond … Continue reading Connecting the Dots to Create Magic at the Intersections

Global UX: A Journey
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In our increasingly connected world of 2012, we have more ways of continually learning to better understand, communicate, live, and work with each other, both locally and globally. The old boundaries, borders, and divisions are slowly disappearing, and established systems are starting to break down, making it challenging to learn what this new world means … Continue reading Global UX: A Journey

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