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UX Belfast March 2022 - product management for UX people

Always good to get a new UX Belfast lineup secured. It’s getting close to 10 years since I took over the bookclub that Design By Front established as a regular fixture in the Belfast design calendar. I remember well the great evenings with a small bunch of design friends, all needing out over the book selection that month. It was a smaller affair then. Since that time, I’ve been...

UX Belfast, October 2021

Organising meet-ups has become a tricky business of late. After being all online for over 18 months, some are starting to get back to ‘in real life’ (IRL) events. Not so UX Belfast! Still online-only, and hybrid events still feel a couple of months away. The generosity and knowledge of guests continue to be a joy, however. ‘How to design for everyone‘ saw New York-based...

Top 5 books 2019

A tough year to pick a top five from, but here goes. Tragic Design Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier Shariat and Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. Through a series of historical case studies, the errors of design become woefully apparent. The designers responsible certainly didn’t intend harm, so what can we do to...

UX Belfast 2019 is go

UX Belfast 2019 got off to a tremendous start with two prominent practitioners of human-centred design. Kate O’Neill, author of Tech Humanist, joined us from New York, taking questions from the Belfast audience and expanding on the ideas put forward in her book. Rebecca Walsh CEng gave us valuable insights on the discipline of service design, and the work that she and Big Motive are involved with...

Top 5 books 2018

A little late maybe, a handful of books I took a lot of enjoyment from during last year. This is a general list, rather than strictly professional but I’ll make no apology for that 🙂 Technically Wrong Sara Wachter-Boettcher One of two books on my list which are selections from the UX Belfast meetup. Technically Wrong is a catalogue of technology failures, highlighting where ethics and basic...

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