Week Notes 21 April 2017

This week it's one in one out, we start customer research with Rickshaw Travel and speak to ViewVo.

With the bank holiday giving us yet another short week, Tuesday kicked off with Andy's final day in London with the team at Precedent. We've been showing them how to create interactive prototypes with Foundation for Sites by Zurb and Panini, a flat-file compiler.

It's a great way of creating prototypes for sites as it's using real code, can keep as simple as you want but allows for the creation of pattern libraries so you can reuse a component once it's been designed and knocked together.

Wednesday we had our first round of customer interviews for Rickshaw Travel. We're conducting telephone interviews with recent travel bookers and have to say they were all super nice.

Thursday Andy met with Adur & Worthing Councils to confirm our work with them will now be kicking off next week. We met at the beginning of the year and due to budgetary requirements the original project we were discussing had to be brought forward and we weren't available. We're really glad things have finally ironed themselves out and we can get involved in a number of work streams as part of their digital transformation programme over the coming months.

We then had a call with the founders of ViewVo. A truly brilliant concept, ViewVo provide a career shadowing service. Say you've always wanted to become a mechanic but you're too scared to take the plunge and retrain - ViewVo find you an expert to shadow for a day to get an idea of whether it really is for you or not. We think we'll be talking about them more throughout this year. 

Friday we had some handover work with Precedent for prototypes and results from an IA test we ran using Treejack by Optimal Workshop, a fantastic suite of tools for information architects with some pretty spectacular visualisations in their reporting.


Thoughts from Andy Parker published 21st April 2017