pair design pays dividends

In agile development methodologies, pair programming is considered a key practice. Pair programming involves two programmers (in any combination of novice and/or expert) working together to write code. Advocates of agile methodologies outline a range of advantages of pair programming, and I’ve always thought that, in theory and as a relative outsider to the code writing process, it would be a great approach to development….

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links for 17 October 2006

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty – Evolution (Movie) a great illustration of the actual work involved in turning a ‘real’ girl into a ‘covergirl’. See… considering I spend about 10 mins on this kind of stuff before I leave the house, i reckon I turn out ok :) (tags: gender dove) The Bad Usability Calendar 2006 (PDF) eh. I wish it hadn’t taken me until…

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links for 13 October 2006

Girly Geekdom Blog Sarah Blow has started a new blog all about girly geek goodness (including girly geek dinners) (tags: gender girlygeek) Recording A Podcast hrm… probably should have read this *before* this week! :) (tags: podcasting) Welcome to Scrybe ok. now I get the odd email from people launching new products. This is the most exciting one EVER. I’ve only seen some screenshots and…

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what’s it like being a designer at Flickr?

I’ve wondered this myself… so I thought I’d use the PodCastJam as a great excuse to get in touch with George Oates, an Australian (ex Adelaide) gal who’s been working with Flickr since before they were Flickr (remember Ludicorp?). So, in my podcast interviewing debut (and… yes, I need more practice. Want to be interviewed?), I’ve posted an interview with George on the PodCastJam site….

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