This Week @ Portigal

It’s my first five-day week in three weeks; There’s a lot going on and I’m going to need it!

  • Fieldwork starts soon so there’s many details to be sorted out. The recruiter is working but it’s still a bit of a waiting game to see how easily we’ll see participants getting set up. I’ve still got some travel to Denver to book. There’s a homework exercise to finalize and send out to participants and introductory calls to be scheduled. I’m still hoping that I’ll be able to speak with stakeholders but I’ve asked a few times and meanwhile the window is rapidly closing. I’ll be putting together incentive packets and consent forms. Oh, and yeah, what exactly are we going to do with these folks? I’ll be getting the field guide and any exercises together.
  • I’m working with another organization on an internal development day they are having next week in two cities. I’ll need to work out my final presentation and details of the exercises in the next few days.
  • There’s a few interesting projects that we’re in discussions for and so I’m waiting for more details on what they’re trying to do and some feedback on the ideas I’ve already shared to see if the programs make sense for us.
  • This week I’ll be involved in three completely different public presentations. On Tuesday I’ll be part of a panel about Design-led Innovation, on Wednesday I’ll be presenting The Power of Bad Ideas at IxDA Silicon Valley and on Thursday I’ll be doing Design Research Fireside Chat. Phew!
  • Registration is now open for The Fluxible in Kitchener, ON. Come and be part of my new workshop, The Designer Is Present.
  • Ten years gone: From July 2003 – Many photos of Jakob Nielsen, South Dakota Dinosaurs.
  • What we’re consuming: Chocolate Lab, Guess Who/Rush/Tragically Hip postage stamps, Finally, Did You No Wrong.


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