As I have been speaking at conferences recently, I have been asking a simple question; Why do some digital teams struggle, while others flourish? The answer lies not in management or investment, but in the daily decisions we make and the approach we take.
Do you ever wish you had a time machine? I certainly do, but not for the usual reasons. I want a time machine so I can go back and have a frank conversation with my younger self. I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret: My younger self was an idiot!
Do you find it hard to convince clients to sign-off work? That might be a new working approach, a new design aesthetic, a new technology platform. The list goes on. If you do this one-day workshop is for you.
We all need to win over clients and stakeholders to do our job. Without them, we cannot get approval to do the things we need to do. But, most of us are surprisingly bad at doing so. The question is, how are we messing up and what can we do about it?
When you run your own business it can be tough to take a break. Especially hard if you work alone. In this post, I share some techniques and tips that help me get quality downtime.
When thinking about a career in UX, focusing on qualifications is not the answer. But a solid grasp of techniques and principles is essential.
One of the biggest challenges we face as digital professionals is convincing others. Whether our boss, clients, or colleagues, it can be tough, especially with design. But it is possible.
There has been much debate about whether it is possible to design the experience of users. Can you really be a user experience designer? I believe that depends on how you define the role.
Sooner or later many of us as digital professionals end up having to write a website review. When we do, we need to do more than focus on the surface and instead delve a little deeper.
With so many web designers and agencies out there, how do you stand out from the crowd? Why should clients hire you over the competition?
Many people struggle with the question ‘what is UX design?’ The terms UI and UX are often used interchangeably. But there is a big difference and it is one that is important to understand if you wish to improve the user experience.
There is a chronic under-investment in training around digital subjects. This leads to employee turnover, a lack of innovation and a failure to keep up with digital evolution.
Recently on Twitter I shared some comments about the selection of speakers at conferences. These comments polarised opinion and caused a lot of hurt. In this post, I want to apologise and share some of the things I learned.
How often do you think about your career path? Do you ever consider where you want to end up? Do you wonder whether retirement will be an option? No matter how early you are in your career, now is the time to start thinking about these things.
More than anything, establishing trust is the key to getting hired. But how do you persuade clients to trust you?
When you work in digital you hear all the time that we should embrace our failure. But is that true and how do we convince our boss of that?
High quality bespoke design can generate return on investment. But custom design is not always the right solution. Sometimes design assets you buy-in are the most appropriate solution.
As web designers we think our skills lie in the code we write or the interfaces we build. In truth that is not where our real value lies and if we don’t grasp that soon we could become obsolete.
As digital professionals, we should apply the same rigour to our client’s experience as we do to the experience of end users.
As digital professionals we should be blogging. Yet regularly blogging is tough. But after 10 years of blogging almost every week, I have discovered a few tips that will help you find your blogging rhythm.