I attended the event Designing for VR hosted by Mobile UX at the Oracle offices in London on Tuesday. This was mostly out of curiosity about how we approach VR from a UX perspective and it seems (from the presentations given) that the design processes aren’t much different, but the main challenges lie in how we test and prototype VR solutions.
I’ve long been a huge fan of Dave Grohl because of his ability to switch between instruments and make it work. The first Foo Fighters album caught my imagination as a teenager because he played all the instruments and this inspired me to try to do the same in my career as a designer.
The books I read in 2017 perfectly illustrate where my head was at last year. They're a sign of what my learning priorities were, and what inspired me. In this retrospective article I'm not going to give a review any of these books, but rather I'm going to talk about the effect they have had on my habits, skills, outlook and attitude.
In August 2017 I was asked by the CTO of Basis Technologies to lead a UX design project to create a web dashboard for Basis Technologies' newest product, Testimony. This is a story about how it went from an idea to a coded website in two weeks.
As a Product Manager who also wears the UX Designer hat within my organisation, it is my responsibility to ensure that we provide value for both the user through a good experience and our business by delivering bug-free software that is built in a cost-effective manner.