I moved to Brighton from East London in summer 2009, joining a small but ambitious web agency called Makemedia. I didn't realise at the time how rewarding this move would be, or just how long I'd be part of the team.
Last week I took part in a Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions event, invited to talk about the Kano Model and how it can be help teams create valuable user experiences.
For my session at this year's UX Camp Brighton, I decided to run a discussion session rather than put together a talk. I used the Lean Coffee method to structure the conversation.
As part of the team who organise UX Camp Brighton, it can be difficult to attend sessions on what's usually a pretty hectic day. I'm pleased to say this year panned out differently and was my most enjoyable year as both as an organiser and attendee.
I'm often found considering where my efforts as a designer are most valuable. My time is increasingly spent negotiating the political landscape of the organisations I work with, deciphering how to get the best design out of their teams and ours.
As a strong personal interest of mine, I’d been hoping to create an event around automotive design for a while, and after discussing the theme with UX Brighton founder Danny Hope, he agreed to let me curate this month’s meetup.
It’s been a busy start to the year, with a highlight in January being something I was keen to do more of in 2013: public speaking.
A few of years ago I tried blogging for the first time. Around the same time I changed job, moved to Brighton and somewhere along the way my online journal was soon found wanting. Twelve months went by (ashamedly) without a single entry