Reflection on work

UX Australia 2018

Like in many professions, there is relevance to get out of the building and talk about what we do as product designers. Steve Baty and his team did a fantastic job in delivering an outstanding event, I also had the privilege to catch up with all my friends and ex-colleagues from all around Melbourne; I […]

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Highlight from the bookshelf

I continuously feed my mind with amazing books, and I love sharing those for everyone to enjoy. Here is the top 5 of the books I have read during this first half of the year. Principles Ray Dalio was the CEO of Bridgewater, one of the most significant hedge funds in the world; Ray is […]

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How to create a limited release for a digital product

What is a limited release? A limited release consists of having a small sample of customers using a whole product, not just one feature, over an extended period and outside of a lab environment. It is one of the most expensive ways of testing a product because it has little to no defects and nearly […]

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Delayed gratification

This weekend I looked at myself with a sense pride for the first time in a long time. I felt like someone coming back from the frontline after one long year in the cold tranches. It was hard but I came back alive and with new allies. This is a reflexion on what happened. Last […]

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Product design: a mini guide to get the design started

This blog post details a 6 step-by-step guide that can enable a discovery team to set the ground before designing and developing a feature. TL;DR Organise a meeting (maximum 2 hours) with the discovery team, focus on one feature at the time: Define the idea behind the feature (10 minutes) List your assumptions (10 minutes) […]

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Highlight from the bookshelf

Once again, I have been thrilled to enlarge my horizons and discover new perspectives through books. I wanted to share my 5 favourite books of 2017. Speaking of India For the first time in my career, I am working with a fantastic development team based in India. Before that, I knew very little about India; […]

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The day I met Jeff Patton

Do you remember the last time you have been enlightened about a work-related thing? It was a nice feeling, isn’t it? That delightful sensation of newly acquired knowledge, the confirmation of deep belief, the sense of accomplishment. This is exactly what happen to me a couple of weeks ago. I have to admit, I don’t get […]

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Trying to prove yourself? You are doing it wrong

Everyone in the industry knows that being a young user experience team of one can be a tough challenge; it doesn’t have to be that way. Adopting behaviors that make you a better team player and hopefully a better designer, is the key to a healthier work life. When I was a young designer, I […]

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My learnings about being a lead for the past 6 months

The past 6 months I have been practicing being a design leader, this has been incredibly challenging and rewarding. Here is what I have discovered so far; Letting the persons you lead express their working style as a first step, this will create a sense of confidence. As a leader, showing how to improve their […]

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My tips and tricks for better client management

In this post, I am going to provide all the content I give to my students about client management. For the last couple of years I have been educating students to be user experience designer. However one big thing was missing from my course, explaining to students how to communicate with their clients. To better illustrate my tips […]

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Consulting skills or the art of stakeholders management

When I started my career as a UX Designer, I quickly realised that my verbal and written communication skills were actually more important than ever. I also discovered that changing users behaviour often starts by changing business behaviour, when new to the user centered design process. I have discovered the importance of managing key stakeholders effectively, here are my 10 key […]

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6 rules to be a successful teacher

  For the past year and a half, I have been doing a lot of teaching at General Assembly Melbourne and Tractor. The reason behind this is because when I started in the design industry, I had no other support than the UX community and my books. Obviously that wasn’t good enough! So I decided to […]

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The power of Visual Thinking

Part of my job consists of being immersed in organisations that use complex systems and processes. It has been always challenging to absorb as much knowledge as possible in short amount of time aiming to interact effectively with stakeholders, systems and processes. Since September, I have been on a secondment at NBN Co with two […]

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