Blog posts by Leanne Coker
How I’m working from home with my partner and our child
After a few days of trying to juggle work and parenting, I decided to create a schedule and I wanted to write about the realities of what it’s been like.
Growing with the company and taking on a new role as Service Designer
We came away from our retreat last year brimming with ideas and in the six months since, lots of new things have been put in place.
UX Brighton: Advancing Research
Earlier this month, a few of us from the user research team went on a seaside field trip for UX Brighton. The conference theme was ‘Advancing Research’, a topic very relevant to our work at dxw, so here are a few thoughts from the conference. 1. We need to go beyond user needs Whilst the […]
dxw Workshops: Story Mapping with Leanne Coker
I wanted to find a song with ‘story’ in the lyrics to play as welcome music for my story mapping workshop this week. And after at least 3 minutes of brain-wracking, the best I could come up with was the theme to 90s kids TV show Wishbone… so I went with it! Thankfully one of […]
Back to school for better Service Design
The use of gameplay in user research and service design was a major theme I noticed emerging at the Service Design in Government Conference in Edinburgh last week: We told stories with Duplo in the #playinginthefaceofdeath game run by DWP. We learned how they have used this technique to explore do user research around the […]
Mapping User Research Data
In User Research we deal with a lot of data – it’s the lifeblood of our trade. We work hard to gather rich data about users, capturing it in many forms, and using a wide range of data collection techniques. But getting our hands on the data is only half the story. In order to […]