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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...

Most of your users would rather be doing something else.

Frustrated man stares at his computer

‘Tool soup’ is a term I first heard while designing for developer experience.  It describes the extensive toolset that developers today rely on to get their work done. The implication of the phrase is this: no matter how central you think your application is to a user’s life, they likely spend only minutes in it before dealing with something else.  The phrase came to mind recently as I...

From agency to enterprise

Four years ago to the day, after a significant portion of my career working in agencies and consultancies, I made a shift into enterprise products. To be specific, I now work in the complex world of infrastructure automation. It was a jarring transition, not only from UX project work in an agency to product – but to an enterprise product.  Like many designers, I used to sit...

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...

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In My Experience is the personal blog of Rick Monro, a designer & researcher in Belfast, N. Ireland

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