Work trip to Lausanne
Travel, Work

For my current freelance contract, I had the opportunity to travel to Lausanne for a meeting this week. It was a lot more tiring than I had imagined… From the London office to the door of our hotel in Lausanne took 7 solid hours of being in transit. The time I did manage to walk…

Read More
False positive
Work

I’ve had the opportunity to compile two user testing sessions for the project I’m working on, it’s been a real pleasure (with many surprises) to observe the testing sessions. Watching real people use products and getting their feedback is a bit surreal in a lab environment. At times I definitely sense the human instinct to…

Read More
International ethnographic research
Work

Last month I was lucky to go to the Ladies That UX at AKQA, this month the event was held at Google. The speakers tugged at my heartstrings as I listened to them talk about ethnographic research for Google maps in developing markets. Google maps, and my heavy dependency on it, should really be illegal.…

Read More
Sick days
Work

I have caught the common cold, how common of me. I stayed home yesterday because at first I thought it was food poisoning. A couple of runs to the toilet, a suspicious continual sore throat (which I thought at first was from the pollution) followed by a horrible case of the sniffles means that I…

Read More
Privilege Reminder
Work

I plan to wake up every day and bring the best attitude and values to work because it is a privilege to: live in London work in the UK work on HSBC land in a new country and gain relevant work experience produce new types of work have the ability to earn money earn £££££…

Read More
Bring Value
Work

I’m sitting on the overground train with a pasty in hand because I needed a distraction. Distraction from thinking about how the lifestyle is a struggle in London – the hard work, the payoff, the inner city pressure. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t 10:02pm and it’s been 55 minutes of me trying…

Read More
An Ant in a Tunnel
Diary, Work

I’m three months in, halfway to the 6 month mark. That’s when most friends have told me I’m meant to feel settled in. Most of the days are a blur. One big grey blur with sporadic moments of self-realisation in the hour-long trek to work, from work, or at lunch. All the time spent at…

Read More
Orientation in London
Work

I really should be documenting my experience in more detail but it is always stressful and chaotic going in to new work environments. This week I’ve started at the new digital agency as a permanent(ish)* user experience architect. The on boarding process has been super relaxed due to situations such as my two managers being…

Read More
First Day, Last Day
Work

It has been a quasi-hectic week, with Monday being my very first day of working in a London agency, followed by Tuesday being my last day at that agency because there was no more work coming in for me. I felt a bit sad for how the place was run, only because of wasted money…

Read More
Silly
Work

I don’t know why I thought knowing who the current British prime minister might be a need-to-know fact and come up as an interview question. Yes, I did Google it.

Read More