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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...

A model for self-reflection

Model showing skills, support, and resistance applied to a situation, resulting in growth.

I was fortunate to speak this week at the latest event from Ladies that UX Belfast, ‘The Winding Road to Design’. My theme was growth through self-awareness, which featured a model for self-reflection adapted from the ‘Making-of’ model by Mikael Krogerus & Roman Tschappeler To reflect on any given situation (a project, an objective), think about: What strengths did you bring? What qualities...

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...

UX Belfast, February 2021

Lockdown has added some new dynamics to meetups, not least converting local groups into potentially global events. I saw this first-hand, hosting UX Belfast this week, as attendees signed in from across Europe, North America, and UAE.  This shouldn’t have been a surprise given our guest author was Susan Weinschenk, speaking to us from Wisconsin. Susan pioneered the incorporation of...

‘She Rocks!’ Awards 2019

Last week I was stunned to receive a nomination in the Women Who Code Belfast ‘She Rocks!’ awards. The Honorary Changemaker award was introduced this year “to recognise men who have actively committed to the advancement, sponsorship or championing the progress of women in tech. We rise by lifting others, and allies are a vital component in our mission to inspire women to excel...

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