What is this?
CVs and portfolios are great at letting everyone know what you have done already - whereas I believe in continuous learning and side projects. Below is a collection of things that I am doing right now. This was inspired by my very good friend Michael Le, who was in turn inspired by David Saver's original idea.
After expanding the service pilot to 20 areas across the country, I have moved on from the Ministry of Justice and taken a new contract at the Home Office. Before leaving, I put together a learning session for design team colleagues looking to use the GDS prototype kit in order to design in the browser.
I have been approached by University of the Arts London to take part in a mentorship programme for students, which I have happily accepted.
Frustratingly, my other personal project (enabling non-coders to prototype hardware) come to an abrupt halt when library updates caused the outputs to stop working. D'oh!
I'm in the process of running a service pilot with several family courts for the Ministry of Justice. In my spare time at work I am helping to develop a short training programme to introduce colleagues in Policy to user centred design.
I'm working on a personal project that allows non-coders to prototype hardware (light, sound, haptics) in a way that is accessible and approachable. More to follow soon.
I've started working at the Ministry of Justice, working within the Family Justice team.
I've developed my product concept to an MVP state, which can be found here. I've implemented feedback and insights from the MTE (minimum testable experience), and am now in the process of monitoring user interaction.
I'm in the process of running an MTE (minimum testable experience) in which I am testing a product concept of my own using a clickable prototype and Google Forms, with around 25 participants.
My girlfriend makes hand-crafted handbags and I am helping her prepare for her very first trade show.
I've neglected making physical things for a while now - I'm aiming to have a play with one of my Arduino projects, and I'm eagerly awaiting my pre-order of the BBC MicroBit.