It’s great to see a trend of humane design happening. This is very much aligned with ethics too. An area that I would like to study more, and one that I believe we apply at MoT. We now live in a world of technology pervasively vying for our attention. This is causing increased levels of
An interesting read from Rand Fishkin: In the last five years, there has not been a single major website or dominant web property that has embraced, rewarded, or significantly grown their outlinking. We’ve reached an era of a less-connected web, a web focused on retaining users rather than sharing content. The blogosphere still holds on,
Of course, tech changes constantly, there is no denying that. A while back Amy Hoy wrote about how blogs broke the web. Intercom have written about how they’ve killed their blog (in favour of structured content), but ironically are keeping the ‘blog’ URL. So many ‘blogs’ are started, then die just as quickly. The pressure
This is in response to some news articles that have shamed me and labelled me a reckless mother. (Scroll to bottom for news links) Last Friday a nosey onlooker looking to make a bit of extra money on a non news worthy topic took a photo of a mother and baby enjoying the great outdoors.
I may have just added another book to my pile of to read/buy stuff! If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy to solving problems that don’t really exist? How can we get more people to look beyond their own lived experience? In
I definitely want to get better at being more idle, less productive, and just being me. Overall I feel quite confident and calm about the direction I’m taking. And whilst I may not ‘be bored’, I am personally trying and doing better at focusing on the things that matter to me. This is a nice
For Ministry of Testing I’ve often thought about coaches for our team. It’s not something I’ve managed to look into in detail, but interesting to see a company offer it as a service. Guided is the easiest way to offer high quality and affordable coaching to all of your employees – https://www.getguided.co/
Stand-ups, planning, and retros are a tool and you should be putting a lot of thought into what tools you use. Source: https://medium.com/@jsonpify/you-dont-need-standup-9a74782517c1 It’s so easy to get carried away with doing all the things. Often you forget about what you actually need. At MoT we have very few meetings, once every week or two for
I should probably write one of these myself. But for now, it’s nice reading it from someone else’s perspective. Yes, indie businesses are all the rage at the moment. Little did I know I started one all those years back. One of the most hotly talked about topics in tech right now is starting an
So refreshing to read this. Would it be possible to see a movement towards a minimalistic web? So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.