I’ve been looking at improving focus this week, and it seems it’s a common problem in the industry. I’ve often been based in an open-plan studio and it’s all too easy to walk on over to the person you need to talk to and unintentionally interrupt their work.
It reminds me of the Pomodoro techniqueI tried once, where you conduct focussed work for around 20 minutes, and then have a 5 minute break, later having a longer break. Setting up other rules such as only contacting each other on Slack is going to be something I’ll also try next week to gain more focus through discipline.
I’ve found more often than not that urgent things are rarely that urgent.
Eric Reiss was one of the founders of modern UX design, once called “Scandinavian Service Management” in the 1980s. CareerFoundry asks Eric about the value of UX and his advice on people starting out in UX. TL:DR The best advice Eric ever received was to take risks.
When Alan Cooper speaks, we listen! Here Alan discusses the need for devices to understand human nature better when it comes to voice. “Sadly, inserting voice in the interaction always inserts uncertainty, too, and that, I predict, will never go away.”