Passwords that make you feel good

On my first day at Atlassian, when I was first got my macbook and was setting up my password I had one of my favourite ideas. Having a good secure password is important. You can (and should) use password managers so that you can have lots of different very strong passwords. But perhaps for one password you find yourself typing in very frequently you might…

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Collected UX research posts from my government days

I’ve taken some time over the new year to repost some of the blog posts I wrote while I was working in government. These were originally posted on government blogs, first in the UK and then in Australia. Can’t guarantee I still agree with everything I wrote back in 2013 but perhaps you’ll find something useful here. How we do user research in agile teams…

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If I could tell you 3 things – notes from a brief career in the public service

Recently a colleague asked me what 3 things I would say if I ever had an audience of Secretaries (very senior public servants) that would help them do things to help make public services better for end users. This is (roughly) what I said: Your organisation will benefit more from you being user centred than the users ever will.  It is a common misconception that…

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