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Nathanael Boehm on user experience design, social media and Government 2.0.



Latest Blog Posts



When it comes to disrupting organisations, I’ve found there are three main types of people: A) Those who embrace change – regardless of personal discomfort, temporary loss of certainty, and sense of competency – who participate optimistical...

From Jason Little’s book Lean Change Management: The introduction of Agile amplifies the complexity of interconnected organisations. When IT adopts a radically different way for implementing projects and focuses on earlier delivery and cross-...

An excerpt from Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan (a founding partner of the Silicon Valley Product Group and previously senior vice-president of product management and design for eBay, vice-president of product at AOL an...

Here’s a real world example of where consistency can matter more than efficiency: The traffic light controlled intersection at Haydon Drive and Jaeger Circuit. Because there’s only a single lane coming out of Jaeger Circuit onto Haydon Dr...

From The Axe Book, a booklet that accompanies axes and tools made by Gränsfors Bruk, a forge north of Stockholm in Sweden: What we take, how and what we make, what we waste, is in fact a question of ethics. We have an unlimited responsibility for t...

From Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love (2014) by Jon Kolko: Most of our product development processes are arcane and reflect outdated ways of thinking. The “product requirements document” for example –...

Gold-plating

on Jan 9, 2017

“Gold-plating” is often used to criticise designers when they attempt to thoughtfully design a useful and usable surface or interface for a product. The cognitive model applied here is one of “all in” from the bottom nearly to the...