Revivalist aesthetic: musical discoveries from 2019 – Tracks I discovered or loved in 2019. Jazz, soul, various beats and bass, harkening back to a golden era of going out.
The Quiet – These are meditations on user-centred design practice, not my usual weeknotes.
The Timebox 3–5 – We got to the end of the timebox. But we didn't quite meet expectations.
Jam London 2019 – Notes I made during Jam London 2019, a product and design conference.
The Timebox 2 – Felt absolutely shagged this week, fully knackered. Tiredness aside, we've achieved what we needed to and can plough into next week with gusto.
The Timebox – This week was a little different; the days blended into each other, there was much thinking done, and the new team are ready to jump into next week.
The Team Things – Highlight of the week was the mini design sprint for autocomplete suggestions, to think about how we reduce interaction cost with GOV.UK's site search.
The Love – A really good week. I missed working on the Search team over the past few weeks, it's such an interesting problem space.
The Times and the Customs – It has been a heck of a week in the news, a week in which we were part of the news. O temporas! O mores!
The Big Stuff – Brief notes from a big week when big stuff happened around Brexit.
The Transience of Earthly Pursuits – It has been a very tough week, working at pace on a complex problem, the single biggest task for the UK’s civil service since the second world war.