In late-2015, my now-wife and I decided to move away from the city we'd lived our whole lives in. I applied for tons of development jobs in London before the move but hardly heard back from any of them. I figured it was because I had nothing to show online and was 7000km away. The… Continue reading What’s wrong with my site?
Last week, a colleague and I ran an eight-person usability study with a big customer. We started at 6:30, so it was a super-early, super-long day. https://twitter.com/sgryzko/status/1111008963737194496 Iterating on the product AND the process Yes, it was exhausting, but I love this stuff. You take your best guess at a design then you put it… Continue reading Usability testing is fun
Last month I wrote about my process of designing what I called vesting sparklines. I was super excited about them because they packed so much information into a small area and because they made so much sense to me. There is nothing like the moment when you suddenly come upon the answer to a design… Continue reading Killing your darlings
I recently wrote about the book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte. That book inspired me to explore ways of visualizing the vesting of savings and awards. Background Skip this section if you know equity! Vesting Vesting is when stock or cash becomes available. This allows companies to reward their employees for… Continue reading Visualizing vesting schedules
"A little light reading, hey?" the doctor from Pennsylvania asked me on a recent flight. "Do you have to read that for a course or something?" "No," I said as I showed him a fascinating chart of Napoleon’s army’s advance to and retreat from Russia, "I'm actually just reading it for fun." And despite the… Continue reading The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte- Book review
I started at Solium in January. They did a full day of usability testing for World Usability Day in the previous November but hadn't yet got through analyzing all of the videos. It's a small team and other priorities got in the way. Around that time, I listened to a Tomer Sharon interview on Mixed… Continue reading Using Airtable to store research nuggets
This post is #8 in a series of posts about my UX research about UX Maturity. For all other posts, see my UX Strategy page. Greg's story Greg Price was a healthy young man who grew up in Acme, Alberta. He played sports, he was close with his family, and he even had a pilot's… Continue reading Falling through the cracks
This post is #7 in a series of posts about my UX research about UX Maturity. For all other posts, see my UX Strategy page. Last week I wrote a long post summarizing my progress so far. At the end, I discussed some of my constraints, including the following: Do TWICE as much with HALF… Continue reading It’s okay to be slow