As sketching is often seen as an extension of writing and speaking, of course there is going to be some anxiety if you believe you are unfamiliar with, or unpracticed in, the language you are being asked to use. One solution to overcome this is to offer a simple and unified language in which to sketch: Sketch Thinking.
Starting a new job brings the inevitable challenges of everything being new - routine, colleagues, locations and ways of working. While you obviously have an opportunity to gauge a company culture during the interview process, you don’t really know how good a fit you and the company will be until you get started.
Product development without strategy is like playing poker; you might know the game and have great player awareness, but you're still leaving success to chance.
Automation should help us to achieve the speed to market we all aspire to. So why do so many teams insist on overloading their test suites to the point that they become a counter-intuitive burden?
Continuous integration servers like Jenkins and CircleCI can display summaries of test results, surfacing information like “which of our tests are slow?” and, crucially, “which of our tests are failing?”. We've released an open-source plugin for Clojure projects to make it easier to identify and diagnose test failures in these summaries.
Increasingly, VR is being used as a tool for different sectors like healthcare, education, tourism, automotive and retailers and I want to focus on how these changes could have a positive impact on these sectors.
On the weekend of the 4th & 5th February I went to Brussels to participate on FOSDEM, Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, for the 3rd time. FOSDEM is the biggest free and open source software conference in Europe and it is the one event I absolutely can’t miss ever since I moved here.
A good test harness is an essential safety net in any code base. Tests save us from ourselves – from writing bad functions, regressing existing features, and creating user journeys with dead ends. Most importantly, they give us a sense of trust that what we release to the world, while never perfect, is at least functional and getting better and better all the time.
Red Badger is prototyping a series of play cards to help solve sticky challenges with inspiration from Lean, Agile and Coaching. Our research has shown that the toughest challenges for design consultants may not be in design or tech. In the following articles we are going to share our latest thinking with you.
You can’t really call it a cross-functional team if there isn’t UX and Design in it to deliver your product. But we see so many times we get a request to take out UXD from our team structure. Sound reasonable to you? Let me explain why they are not.
In just a few weeks (eek) we are hosting the first React conference in London - React London 2017. The plan for the conference day itself is of course all taken care of but as lots of our guests are coming from outside of London we thought it would be nice to make some suggestions about how to make the most of any extra time in London.
Docker 1.13 has a lot of much needed improvements including new CLI clean-up commands. In addition Docker for AWS and Azure is now out of beta and is now production ready. Woop!
This January 24th we gathered for another React London meetup. Pizza and drinks brought us joy and warmth while Facebook’s office got packed with hundreds of developers excited for a great round of talks.
Find out what’s wrong with shallow rendering and see what you should use instead when unit testing your React components.
We're organising our first conference; we want it to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible, so what have we done to try to achieve this?
If I said to you I know about less safe dad, the place where your brain would go probably isn’t toward project management. Technically, if I was being completely correct I would say LeSS SAFe DAD. Sort of looks more like a cry for help created from newspaper cuttings than ways of working.
Highlights from the Clojure Exchange Conference 2016 in London. Jack summarises his favourite talks on building great systems and a new web framework called Arachne.
There's a lot of hype about VR at the moment; but how does it actually work? And what does it mean for us in the real world?
When you’ve got someone who’s best friend is Sketch, someone who knows all the secrets of Craft, a couple of casual coders and four design lovers, what can go wrong?
The Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) Framework is a powerful tool to understand customer context and innovate for success. In a market place full of distracted, unpredictable humans innovating takes more than knowing your customer demographics, you need to get into their heads and be prepared for the use of your product within the context of your customers’ lives.