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Teaching

Lecture: Ulster University

Four sample slides from a presentation to the MA in Service Design and UX at Ulster University.

Back to in-real-life speaking this week, addressing students from the MA in User Experience and Service Design at Ulster University. Two hours back on my feet, after many months of sitting and talking to gallery view on Zoom, was a real thrill. The topic was behaviour change, examining factors in the adoption of new products and innovations. My thanks to Course Director, Dr Brian Dixon for the...

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...

Founding principles

Quite a number of Monday evenings this year were spent working alongside Big Motive as a design coach on the Catalyst Co-Founders programme. For those with even an inkling of a product idea, Co-Founders offers invaluable early validation (or otherwise), outcomes can be entry on to fully-fledged incubation programmes, a pivot on the original idea, or abandonment. The latter outcome can still be...

A criminal past

My name is Patrick Stuart Monro, and I have a criminal past. Some weeks ago this thought occurred to me: If I’m ever harsh about designers overly concerned with visuals on the web, it’s because I’m talking about me 10-12 years ago. — Rick Monro (@monro) April 3, 2014 It had begun to feel that so much of what I was saying, whether on Twitter or off it, sounded like that old...

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