Reading list & useful things I found for 1-8 September

User Research No design without (user) research; A great talk (with video) by Belén Barros Pena given at 2019 Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) conference in Saarbrucken. The talk was about why and how to incorporate design research practices into free software projects, but it applies to all projects. The tool we use to turn around […]

Reading list & useful things I found for 19-25 August

Accessibility We need to talk about dyslexia at work; a nice blogpost about dyslexia in the work place and how to improve support for people who live and work with dyslexia. Brexit User Research A beginners guide to getting into user research; A ma-hoosive list of resources (in the form of a Notion.so note) about […]

Reading list & useful things I found for 12-18 August

Interesting things to read The Diversity Redemption Do you write a blog? Do you have opinions about things? If so, your “honest opinion” is defined by legislation (in the UK). You are not a brand; Thank God someone finally said it. Quotes Ashley Fowler from @USABLE_tools reiterated during “Designing for extreme risks” workshop that a […]

Doing ethical research with vulnerable users

(This post has been sitting in draft for a few months. Today I was tagged in a discussion about researching with vulnerable/distressed people and I just pressed publish. The post started out as an email I sent to the UK GDS User Research mailing list on the topic of doing user research with vulnerable people.) […]

Fixing fn button controls on your POP_OS laptop post-update 18.10

I’ve been using my XPS 13 developer machine more and more over the past few months after recently installing POP_OS (Ubuntu based with a very nice and usable Gnome 3 theme). Last week I updated to POP_OS 18.10, which brought lots of changes. One of those unexpected changes was the function (F buttons) stopped controlling […]