New!

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Happy New Year.

It’s also a new year for me in terms of work, as I have left my job as an innie UX designer in the West End. I will be taking time to reflect, ¬†re-focus, work on personal projects, educate people on UX while looking out for other opportunities in the UK and abroad.

Why I left would be the question on many people’s minds given this was a job I enjoyed. Let me just say, it was my time for a change. I knew it was now or never, not really never, but I could spend 5 years easily in my comfort zone. One particular event that motivated me was TEDxEuston. Choose the company you keep wisely ūüôā

I am excited about what comes next, I could be in the UK, Nigeria, the States or Sweden. The possibilities are truly amazing.

A friend, a colleague and a mentor took me out for dinner, to officially close this chapter. Of course we will still see again, but having done the necessary housekeeping today, it was sad to go. I get attached to things easily, so it’s never a clean cut exit for me, anywhere. I will be going to one of my former boss’s leaving drinks tomorrow, I guess the pull of the new year is strong!

Again, It is only the future that really matters, and it starts with my today. Wish me Luck ūüôā

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Christmas is Here

When I was younger back in Nigeria, there was a popular way of saying, ‘I’m not giving you/doing for you, this thing, this time around/today’ My mum would say, ‘Everyday is not Christmas’¬† As I grew older and thought of the saying, I realized that indeed Christmas is everyday for me because there is always the opportunity to do good, even when we don’t and I celebrate Jesus’ birth, every moment I can.

I love the Christmas season sometimes with it’s very westernized picture of what Christmas should be like, the holly, Father Christmas, presents and snow. Back home as a kid, we went to Father Christmas’ Grotto every year without fail and always had some corny gift to show for it. Only thing lacking was the snow, but our freezer made up for that as we used ice to shower ourselves. When we got cold or punished we used white¬†Styrofoam¬†which didn’t make punishment go away but¬†at least¬†we weren’t cold.

¬†I am on holiday at the moment !yay!¬†so I won’t be posting about my workdays¬†however I will be writing about things I have thought about on Agile UX, Design processes and some others over at Tonianni!.

Cheers and have a Brilliant Christmas and New Year!

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TEDxEuston: Challenging A Starved Optimist 3: Stirring the Soul

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I have to give a big  shout out to the TEDxEuston stage team led by Nkem Onyeador, fit for a King! and Queen! as someone put it.

Are you challenged enough? Was the question I was asking myself at this point. What are you going to do about it? to be continued…

Stirring The Soul

Session 3:  5:15pm till fade

The first speaker for this session was Cobhams Asuquo. award-winning¬†musician, producer, and songwriter. This is someone who the very first time I saw him ended up being one of the worst days of my life. I and some others were attacked by armed robbers in the eatery he had just left. I’m glad they didn’t meet him there, who knows, we might not have had the pleasure of listening to him talk.

Cobhams is someone that keeps on inspiring and inspiring through every single¬†thing¬†he does and his talk today was no exception. ¬†He gave a very compelling talk ¬†“One of the things that has fueled my ability to dream has been the gift of blindness, Be blind to be focused” Be blind to be focused. This might seem like a paradox, but riding on what other’s have spoken about, we now know that we need to be blind to the conventional wisdom we have about Africa, how else will we make a change?

Next up was Komla Dumor, Ghanian journalist who frequently likes to pass off as Nigerian! I kid. He works with the BBC at the moment. ¬†He charmed us from the start, especially Nigerians as he made us all stand to sing our national anthem, I couldn’t be prouder at that point to be Nigerian. He spoke about the need to respect audiences and who we turn to for expert knowledge. People don’t turn to an analyst in Angola to give expert¬†advice¬†on Haggis but we keep turning to people outside our continent, in London and Washington to give expert views on our continent. We have a call to right these wrongs. His talk reminded me of a discussion I had with a fellow UX designer, @lolaoye who had been bewildered over design¬†groups¬†who claimed to design for ‘Africa’ with no single African¬†consulted¬†or an¬†African¬†designer in the mix.We need to raise our voices and be heard. Tell our own stories.

While Jepchumba got on stage to present, (I’d been waiting!) we the team and volunteers were asked to assemble near the stage ¬†so I got to have a close up of view of this wonderful lady! She gave us a bit of background on her life and what it was like at school and I couldn’t help see how much in common we had. Always asking WHY? WHY? I think this has been my strongest suit so far and Jepchumba advised us not to leave home without this critical word in our heads. She spoke about the challenges she faces as being African and in the digital space and how much we need the support of everyone, from our parents to those in the workforce to see digital art and design as valuable to who we are.

When she was done speaking, there was a vote of thanks to the TEDxEuston team and volunteers and we had to get on the stage! oh my!. It was a worthy pursuit and I can tell you that the journey itself has been the reward and I’m proud to have worked with Ike Anya and his team.

The last but not the least speaker! was just about to be introduced, you may think Chimamanda needs none, I thought so too but when the white guy by my side asked me who she was and what she had done, my mind changed. We were treated to the trailer of Half of a Yellow Sun (first time in the UK!) which looked really good and made me eager to watch it in full.

Chimamanda came out with confident strides that any young woman should emulate, how could you not listen to her?. Then she began, touching on gender issues in society and the way we, men and women ought to look at it. Chimamanda described being mistaken for a prostitute because she went into a nice hotel in Lagos unaccompanied by a man. Unbelievable right? You should be angry about the gender disparity AND do something about it.

1. Change the way we Educate: Education should focus on ability, creativity…skill not gender You would think this was an obvious thing to do, but many girls are still being deliberately dumped into ‘Art’ classes. She spoke about the widely held view of ¬†‘bottom power’ (a female using her body to get what she wants) in Nigeria, which is not power at all. It’s tapping into someone else’s power.

2. Change the way we bring up boys: We do a great disservice to boys in how we raise them, to be macho. “The worst thing”, Chimamanda said, ¬†“we do to males is that we leave them with very fragile egos. We teach boys to be afraid of vulnerability. I believe the harder the man, the smaller the ego “

She also touched on how this affects the way marriages are viewed and behaviours within them. Where marriage becomes a ownership rather than a partnership. Feminist views? yes. Chimamanda gave her own definition of a Feminist “A Feminist is anyone male or female who agrees that there is a gender problem and does something about it”

Poignant words. She closed with a tribute to Okuoloma, a friend who had died in the Sosoliso crash and then a standing ovation from the audience.

And I could not believe it!¬†TEDxEuston had come to a close and we were all still positively buzzing!¬†Brilliant! Brilliant!! Brilliant!!!¬†And as we know it, the after party started shortly after. I stayed for a while taking pictures, and talking to a couple of people. Now, don’t be like a friend who said ‘I should have been there’ Indeed you should! so start making plans to be at the 2013 one! t would be way better than this one, I promise you ūüôā

Amazing day it was and while I got on the tube with my goodie bag and headphones on, I danced my way home, amidst the¬†incredulous¬†stares and shake of heads. I got home and wondered how I was going to sleep, this optimist was full! I put down my ideas for things I would like to do in the new year. I don’t know how it is going to get done, but watch this space!

More Information on TEDxEuston

TEDxEuston Website

TEDxEuston Blog

TEDxEuston Facebook (lots of photos!)

Follow TEDxEuston on Twitter

Interviews from TEDxEuston

Let Them Eat Cake

1XBaqg9P x897KDFe YoVj9ItEI got into work and immediately remembered there was a bake-off today! I had spent the weekend with a friend,¬†Just Eat¬†and James Bond movies. I can safely say, I am not the baking type. I have baked a cake before but it was my friend who did most of the work, a carrot cake it was. I should think more about it though, I mean how hard can it be to bake a cake… ūüėÄ

Managed to settle in for the day but the smell of goodies from the kitchen was a hard one to resist. My teammate and I had painful stomachs by the end of the day I tell you, but before that we managed to get work done. We were done wire-framing on our project and my boss was taken through it. My knitting boss told me that she forgot my knitting needle so the lesson had to be postponed.

Challenge: The Wireframe Machine

Had a discussion with my teammate about effective/efficient use of wireframes, because she was feeling a bit burnt out by having to constantly update wireframes. This has been an important discussion in the UX community at large. We need to do more education with those we have collaborate with on what wireframes are really useful for. Spending a lot of time on producing work that does not go into production and is discarded can be very un-motivating.

This article in Smashing mag Beyond Wireframing: Real life UX Design process¬†was one I remembered as we had this discussion. I really love this “We need to demonstrate our work beyond wireframes, spread understanding of UX design and, in fact, sell ourselves both internally (within the product team) and externally (outside the product team, in front of clients and stakeholders). This is the recipe to increase our effectiveness.”

Solution

At the moment there is not much we can do by ourselves on process. Our UX team is relatively young in the company, one can only hope that with our placement in the Product team, that we would be able to work better and more efficiently as time goes on. Something we can do with our wireframes since we are definitely going to be doing a lot of updates, is to create a bunch of master files. Most times we have to work very fast and we don’t have time to create this at the start of a project, but if we can just spare time to do this right from the start, I’m¬†certain¬†it will reduce our level of burn-out, then again there is always cake!

There was a ‘Christmas feast’ at the office in the evening, sadly I had to catch up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in about two years. I got on the Bakerloo line train and headed to Paddington, all caked up.

Last Week: Wed-Fri

I know I am obligated to do this, last week was a bit of a blur, TEDxEuston made everything else look less appealing. I went to work and did my stuff, met friends after work and went home. One thing that I learnt was about¬†controlling¬†self regardless of the circumstances. Someone said once, life may not be fair but you can choose to be. People may not be fair but you can choose to be fair. Circumstances could be hell, but you gotta grab your blanket, duck, take cover, and get out of there. You can’t fight fire with fire.

Design Process – User Testing

My teammate and I spent our days iterating around the multi-platform product we have been working on. We already had a mountain of sketches by now and were beginning to wireframe it and merge our documents together. It really isn’t easy working on the same¬†document¬† given that it has to look alike. What with people having different styles, I loving centred and justified text and my teammate, left-aligned. It could have been a right mess but we pulled through it.

We also managed to grab some of our colleagues from customer service and graphic design for a quick user test. It was really nice to get feedback which was immediately useful to us. Highlight of my week.

Learning to Knit

I’ve always been fascinated by those who know how to do this thing. So when one of the 3D animators told me she knitted her winter muffler after I complimented her. I was tres amazed, and I asked her to teach me, so now we have settled on doing lessons during lunch break. Can’t wait.

Decisions Decisions

I love new things in the new year, I love a fresh start, but we don’t always get that. I’m at the point where I need to decide how I want my new year to look like and it involves a number of people who will influence this¬†decision.¬†Roller-coaster? I bet you’ve never been on one of this.

Hopeful

However I look forward to what life throws at me, hoping to take it and turn it for good, if not good… This is my last week at work for the year. Bring on the holidays.

TEDxEuston: Challenging a Starved Optimist 2: Business For Change

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Beautiful people, Beautiful brown people, Beautiful happy people as far as my eyes could see. A friend remarked ”It was like I had died and gone to heaven, African heaven” another said that was even an understatement. I tell you, the 500+ people in attendance were definitely on another plane. While I attended to my lunch, I had conversations with one of my fellow volunteers on being a black woman and our culture in the UK. I thought to myself how easy it was to forget, (being in the UK and in my career area) that so many beautiful people¬†enthusiastic¬†about positive change for our continent exist if not for events like TEDxEuston.

Business For Change

Session 2: 3pm to 5pm

We were treated to a TED Talk from Euvin Naidoo who spoke at TED Arusha, Tanzania in 2007 on Investing in Africa. “Africa is not a country!” “The only thing¬†dark¬†about this continent is our ignorance of it” One of the questions I heard floating around was, ‘When are you going back to Africa?’¬†‘When are you going back to Nigeria?’ and it hit me finally. It struck me mightily, something I had criticized TEDxEuston about earlier was being turned on it’s head. OFCOURSE these sort of events should be organized here, we need it more than anything because ”Where ever I go, I am Nigeria” Now, if someone asks me when I’m going back to Nigeria, I will tell them that I never left, I am Nigeria. You and me, we are Nigeria, anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

Jacqueline Novogratz of The Acumen Fund came up next and I was looking forward to hearing her speak because she was the least known for me in the speaker’s line up. She blew me away. I had tears well up inside me. She was my age haven give up a cushy city life to work with less privileged people. I thought to myself what I had to do now. “Because in the end dignity is more important for the human soul than wealth,” She spoke of her story on transforming lives, helping businesses in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenyan and some other countries.”We must create meaning” “We are each other’s destiny”

When Jacqueline was done, I left to monitor our twitter feed and board feedback, which had been growing tremendously. I missed some of¬†Jason Njoku¬†founder of iROKOtv’s talk. I think I was still able to get some salient points. I never knew that iROKO was his 11th business, the first ten were failures.¬†Coincidentally¬†he was¬†celebrating¬†the first year of iROKO on this day! He spoke about embracing failure and how Nigerian parents don’t allow one to try and try again. We all hear about how a person has made it and think it’s overnight. We hardly see the side where they failed at some things. “Failure unshackled me from the fear of risk” He said “What’s the worst that could happen? you fail, but there is tomorrow”

We were treated to some Afrobeats music by Fela Kuti. I was so pleased and energized, it got me ready for the next speaker. I had seen Ndidi Nwuneli only once before in a car on the streets of Lagos in 2007, I had just heard about her LEAP foundation and I got to know a bit of what she was doing. This was the first time I heard her speak, live. I was really and¬†truly¬†inspired,¬†especially¬†the bit about ‘Rage for Change’ Using anger for good. Being angry enough about your situation to make a positive difference about it.

Trevor Ncube¬†Zimbabwean Publisher and Entrepreneur had me in stitiches, talking about his personal story but also taught us about the need to have someone believe in you, and why we need to believe in others. He spoke about how when he was fired, he went back to thank the person who fired him. “If I was not fired, I’ll not be here today! Sometimes being shocked out your comfort zone is the best thing to happen” “Going through the worst years of my life…but guess what? There are days that are worse” This particularly spoke to me as I’m facing some tough decisions right now.

Break!

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I went back to my post and it was really awesome seeing all the tweets in from people, we ought to have been trending on twitter! I was on the¬†leader-board¬†too! ¬†I got to meet my hair twin, and then had a bit of conversation with Ms Prempeh¬†of Afrocessories¬†around life as an African in the English countryside.¬†I also bought some accessories from her, really lovely, I’ve even gifted someone with one of them.

Tired? Not a chance, we were just getting started!

TEDxEuston 2012: Challenging A Starved Optimist. Part 1: We Are All Leaders

TEDxEuston 2012:

Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Africa

Picture by Anatoliy Parshikov

When I first heard about TEDxEuston in 2010, I thought ‘these people have come again, why are they¬†organizing ‘African’ events like this in London’ In 2011, a friend of mine was coming in from the States and had expressed a wish to attend the event, I thought it might be good for¬†networking¬†purposes for HIM, I’m not the best networker in the world. Unfortunately we could not make it, and I started following the¬†organization¬†on twitter just to get an idea of what they were about and possibly to criticize them even more.

As I got more and more information about TEDxEuston, my perception began to change but I still had a lot of misgivings. When I saw the speaker line-up, I got excited! I might actually go for this event, I had thought. People I looked forward to hearing from were Chimamanda, Jepchumba and Cobhams (Storytelling, Design and Music, my passions). Being the person I am, I like to get involved in helping where ever I can lend a hand and when I saw the call for social media volunteers, I immediately took the step. Right now, I look back and see what could have been done better, I only hope for the opportunity to apply these lessons in the 2013 version.

As I handed guests their¬†name-tags¬†at the reception of the Mermaid center in Blackfriars, I realised I was part of something big and the enthusiasm I saw across the faces that came up to me despite the cold, warmed my heart. The previous weekend, we (volunteers and team members) had spent time putting together ‘goodie’ bags and that was the first time I met the organisers, I couldn’t believe they were 99% Nigerian and without airs, eh! this was new to me. The event was sold out, so it was hardly a surprise when people came up to the reception thinking they could get free/new tickets.

After welcoming up to 400 people, we went to man respective posts. Given I was with the social media team, we had a twitter and a feedback wall set up, after I went to listen to the talks.

We Are All Leaders

Session 1: 10:30 am to 1:40 pm

I had just missed a huge part of Albie Sachs talk, but as I settled in, there was a standing ovation! What a great start. Soon after, AminaAz Zubair came up to speak, she told her story in a very compelling manner about why we should care…because people matter. What I got out of it was, even in the midst of corruption, it is possible to plant a seed, a seed of hope which can grow and bear great fruits. ACTION! ACTION!! ACTION!! we have to DO, no matter how small it is, DO.¬†“We talk about great people; those great people started as small people”

We then got to watch a TED talk by Leymah Gbowee, Liberian Peace Activist. I was in tears at the end, and I could feel my hope being revived. Just imagine! I thought, if we each helped one person and that person helped just one person, the things we could do! I said a silent prayer for strength to help people and that we don’t forget the things we learn here.

Performance: Inua Ellams, multi-talented person gave us three poems based on Love, Prayer/Faith and Urban spaces. The poems made us laugh, shed a tear and think.

Alcinda Honwana spoke about young people in Africa, their relationships with each other and with work. My feeling from this was that, most young people just do not know where to apply their skills. I strongly believe we need an education overhaul. Most of us are taught to follow the path to a job, marriage, kids and death. Youths don’t know what it means to be creative and this is something that should be nurtured from childhood.

It was World AIDS Day also, so we had¬†Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma who is living with HIV to remind us of the importance of getting tested and how we can have an AIDS-free generation. Very moving. I’ve had myself tested various times but not in a few years now, it’s a great reminder!

I was tweeting and retweeting alot at this point because there was so much of a buzz growing in the hall #TEDxEuston was allover the place. Frank Njenga came up next and gave a moving account of what it means to be a Grandfather and how that changes one’s life and thoughts. He touched on the¬†importance of cross generational wisdom from grandparents and making anticipatory change in the world.¬†We were treated to a video of childhood giggles that threatened to melt me. It was really engaging and I couldn’t believe I wasn’t bored after¬†listening¬†to talks for more than 2hrs.¬†‚ÄėWithout grandparents, society would have remained primitive‚Äô He said while challenging us to embrace collectivism and to Design (my term) for our grandkids.

We then got another TED talk video by Faith Jegede, I had watched this video just about two weeks earlier but the message wasn’t old. I thought about my own¬†experiences¬†with Autistic children close to me and how personally I had been called all sorts of names growing up and even now, weird, strange, weird. I am grateful that no one has ever called me normal.¬†‚ÄúThe chance for greatness, for progress and for change dies the moment we try to be like someone else.‚Ä̬†¬†‚ÄúThe pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.‚ÄĚ Some of the poignant words she gave to us.

The last speaker for this session was Queen Sylvia Nagginda! HRH, I really really wanted to hear what an African queen had to say. She told us her story which was like a modern day Cinderella  tale but we were finally going to hear how the ever after went. She spoke in the most graceful manner about how our culture is relevant to our progress and the fact that Western paradigms fail to deliver development for Africa. I am glad events like TEDxEuston are championing the cause of developing local solutions for our local problems. Development for the people by the people.

Lunch Time!

By now, my hands were red from clapping and tweeting, but I had to hurry out of the hall to monitor the social media updates and get feedback from people as they made their way to lunch after the first session. Probably wasn’t the best time to ask people as someone wrote on our board, ‘I want Plantain and Chin-Chin’ oh dear!

Catch-Up Tuesday

Hello!

It is Tuesday and it’s a new month! I know. My weekend was really amazing and the other days have been blurs so I would just do quick points on how they went.

Friday 30th

Four main things happened;

1. I was wondering a lot about my fate in the UK, immigration policies are not favourable and even¬†though¬†I am technically ‘highly-skilled’ it doesn’t make any thing easier.

2. I spent the whole day away from my computer, it was me, my teammate and pieces of paper and pens for company. I hardly had anytime to recharge at the end I was exhausted. I learnt things about myself, 1. I cannot concentrate for more than 2hrs stretch on a particular task, especially in collaboration with someone. 2.Taking a break is NOT a joke, it is NECESSARY. Health is more important than the appearance of working.

3. Being a volunteer for TEDxEuston, I got to meet some of the inspiring people coming out of Nigeria in this time, Chimamanda, Jason Njoku, Cobhams..(omg they are all Igbo.lol) Spent the rest of the day gearing up for the big event.

Monday 3rd

Pretty subdued day compared to the high of the weekend. I really wasn’t aware of my surroundings. Sometimes you attend events that radically change your life and your mind, TEDxEuston was one of those. It’s particularly amazing to me because I was one of those who used to criticize such events.

At work, I was mostly wire-framing up the things I and teammate had collaborated and sketched out on Thursday and Friday. I also had to work with a graphic designer on a task for the Admin Dev team. I asked an animator to teach me how to knit and she said YES! I will be paying her back in croissant and coffee.

Met up with a new friend after work and spent the rest of the day in SE London.

Today!

For some reason I managed to get lost in Green Park tube station. I got to work in a state. My boss had been out for a leadership programme, so all I had to do was wireframe all day long. I sent a message to HR to know what the next steps were for me in the company, still waiting for an answer from them. That was it!

I am so tired and cold now. I wish for exciting days ahead for me and you ūüôā

The Little Big Things

Tears, loads of tears before 9:30 am. 

Location: Southbound Jubilee Line Train

Reason: The beautiful gleeful dance between a toddler and a black Labrador.

The dog came first, and my heart leapt with joy. He/She tried to connect with people as they came on from the next stop. I smiled and turned back to the Metro newspaper I had been reading. Another stop, and I did a glance around, then I saw the child and his eyes, oh to be young again! (tears forming now) It was  such such such a blessing to witness this. It made my day complete.

Fears and Glares before 10 a.m

I and one of my teammates started a conversation about the recent #1reasonwhy brouhaha on Twitter about Women in the gaming industry. We just didn’t see it as a productive affair. However, the things these women have experienced are noted and valid but are not unique to the gaming industry. Our conclusion was that, the supply problem needs to be dealt with. If we want to see more women doing stuff in gaming, you’ve got to get more girls interested in gaming and support those who choose this part. I’ve always played video games since I can remember, so naturally I will always have a high affinity for the industry.

The only things that have come close to sexism in my workplace is 1. Where a QA guy said he thought I was a Stylist, eh? 2. A Developer thought I was in Marketing. With these cases, you find that a jerk in London will be a jerk in Laos.

Collaborate till Fade…

I can talk the ears off a person, one person. Two? then it starts to get old. My teammate and I were tasked with ideate-ing around certain features that had to work on all platforms, Facebook canvass to Smartphone. So we spent about 2hrs, just with our pens and paper, talking and sketching things out. This, again, is the sort of thing that makes me happy. By 5:45pm even though my brain was fried, a pen and a piece of paper got us through the rest of the day. Yes, we have a plan for tomorrow.

Helpers Keepers

Jubilee line train fail. I didn’t let it bother me, severe delays or not, I wasn’t going to take a detour home. I had three books in my bag to keep me company (Reading Ben Okri’s Astonishing the Gods) We were duly dumped on the platform and had to wait for the next train going North. I saw the cutest little child and her dimpled mum playing, all I could think was ‘Bless them’ Little did I know that 8mins later, I would be helping this little child navigate¬†treacherous¬†stairs.

They don’t know what they’ve done, the little thing, but I’m keeping the joy in my heart.

Leaving It All Behind

Piccadilly Circus.

As the Bakerloo line train deposited me on the platform, I stood bewildered as the realization that I had left my breakfast and lunch on the southbound Jubilee line train hit me. O.M.G This calls for a hunger strike. I was in severe disbelief, I even considered for a moment going to Green park and chasing the train. Oh well, I hope a hungry person out there is happy.

Got into work, told my teammate who laughed and said atleast it wasn’t my iPad, O.M.G where is my iPad?! I am not as scatterbrained as I think I am, but I’m usually very likely to get caught in the world of something and forget the things (details) of where I am. I still can’t believe how I got off at Baker street without my pasta and pancakes. *groan*

Work Circuit.

Today ¬†I was supposed to meet with HR and resolve a particular situation ūüôā . They told me they will definitely get back to me by the end of the week or the start of next week. Fingers crossed!

I spent a good part of the day in agony over my mouth, face, jaw, tooth, gum…aaah. This is not funny, in my next life I will avoid sweeties and soft drinks like the plague. I got a replacement liquid breakfast and lunch from the reliable Tesco.

I got to talk with the Marketing heads, and spoke with the developer on the project. We settled what was going to happen between now and the end of¬†December¬† Also spoke with my teammate concerning the new project we are both working on. She gave me updates from the meetings with Stakeholders and talked about how we wanted to wireframe the decisions and requirements up. She told me our initial ideas are technically been ‘left behind’ but some things would stil be relevant. This happens a lot of times.

My dear UX-ers this is part of your job, you don’t have all the answers, listen!

Life Pursuit.

My friend who came for an interview at my office waited for me after work and we headed to a pub. I could tell from his face that it had been a good one. He talked about moving from old to new and how a refresh is good for one’s soul. I thought about how this applies to me and the many things I have to leave behind, just so I can move on with the present and into the future. We talked about possiblities (I love possibilities). My friend said I will fall in love soon. Walked down Regent street, beautiful street, (not very nice when you are broke), ¬†excited about the future and then we went home.

Happy.