An invisible side of M.E.

Reading Time: 10 minutes I rarely talk about it. It’s the first time I write about it. It’s not secret though, if asked directly, I’ll say it: I have M.E. also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. Most people don’t know what this means, including GPs and other health practitioners and some even… Read More »An invisible side of M.E.

How this blog is doing

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking back since I started it in January 2020 when I moved away from Medium. Not much lately The last post was from May. So yes, I don’t write here regularly. But the last months have been really busy, I’ve changed job and I don’t only write here. I’m one… Read More »How this blog is doing

Advocating for accessibility

Reading Time: 2 minutes For Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this year, I’ve been creating short videos to raise awareness for people I work with. They are based on slides which could be adapted by others if they want to advocate for accessibility too. 5 themes From experience, in a work context, we usually… Read More »Advocating for accessibility

How to start working for the government and the public sector

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There is a lot of recruitment going on at the moment for the Public Sector: Service Designers, User Researchers, Content Designers and Interaction Designers.

This is good! But they are struggling to get people because they want candidates with previous experience in the government. Or what recruiters and hiring managers often call “GDS experience” when in fact what they mean is more like “experience of the Service Toolkit“.

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How to grow as a designer?

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Looking at job ads, your value is usually judged by number of years on the job + tools you know and have experience with, but really… it should not be.

collage with UX Glasgow logo, photo of piles of book, sharpies, people chatting during a meet up, screenshot of a confirmation of order on Eventbrite, my journey professional journey as a tubemap  and a certificate from the Interaction Design Foundation
My own journey, meet-ups, various events, books and online courses – photo from UX Glasgow meet-up session pre-covid
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