The dev team recently got showed up by the newspaper iPad team. Their usability testing was awesome. Firstly, they actually did some usability testing. Secondly, the subjects were from a range of teams and “ranks”. Thirdly, the tests were with one subject and one observer at a time. As a subject, i found that this…… Continue reading Testing. Usability. Awesome.
If you’ve ever been to Paris (or anywhere else) with 50 people you will know that the bigger the group the harder it is to get anything done or to get anywhere. The length of time it takes for the group to make a decision increases drastically with the number of people in the group.…… Continue reading Why products are like a works jolly to Paris
hoque, i love the user generated article idea. you dont need to wait for a big meeting about it. start small. write one short article for metro. if a channel doesnt exist for it speak to content team about creating one. (maybe a community channel?). miguel and artur are also into diversifying our content. if…… Continue reading the incredible hoque
If, like me, you are plotting world domination, here are my favorite books on the subject. “Purple Cow” (Seth Godin). Remarkable products sell themselves. Seth has a great writing style. Inspirational. “Adapt” (Tim Harford). How to innovate your way to a remarkable product – experiment based on variation and selection. Great stories including toasters, Iraq, Google, climate…… Continue reading Top 5 Books For Evil Masterminds
A quick thought experiment if you work somewhere with an big company mentality… Would the company be better off with half the product and half the mass? Half the mass means half the maintenance, testing, integration, points-of-failure, management, politics and more. Would this enable development of new features and products (such as mobile apps) twice as…… Continue reading Less Mass = More Agility
“Underdo Your Competition” “Less Mass” “Half, Not Half-Arsed” “Start With No” “Hire Less And Hire Later” And a couple of my favourite quotes… Steve Jobs ~ “innovation… comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much” Charles Darwin ~ “It is not the…… Continue reading Top 5 Tips on Agile from “Getting Real” (book by 37signals)