The Prairie Initiative – A Social Architecture Project for Drupal.org

I’m excited to be making a start on my current contribution to Drupal which to help drive a project code named Prairie. This is a project with two big, ambitious goals: 1. to improve the collaboration tools on Drupal.org so that we can do more and better work together and make Drupal better, faster. 2. to make Drupal.org a better and easier place to become…

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Making a more engaging UK UPA

Having been a vocal critic of the UK UPA in the past (by which I mean the organisation and it’s activities over the past five years not the current or recently past committee), I was really pleased to be invited to facilitate a workshop or two at their March event ‘Crowdsourcing the future of the UK UPA’. There were a wide range of workshops held…

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Personas are for hippies… and transformation and focus

Thanks to London IA, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on Strategic UX that have been starting to take shape into a book recently. I happened across this twitter exchange this morning. This is a not surprising response to personas, I’ve shared this response at times and have empathy for both points of view. Here’s the thing… You don’t really want to use…

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