The outline of Michiru mountain in Blantyre.
The Wikipedia page for Michiru mountain needs some more info.
What is the altitude in meters? 1470m?
Apparently 80% of all Copenhageners cycle in winter. There’s a Tumblr site called Viking Biking which shows photos of people cycling in snow.
No snow in Basel. I don’t cycle in icy road conditions. But apart from that, I also cycle in winter.
It’s December 2014 and I’m still taking snapshots.
Last year I selected 1 photo for each month. I will try the same for 2014. Here we go.
Achievement of the week. I managed to go running twice this week – in the morning before work.
It’s cold and dark. Getting outside and getting started is the challenge.
Running is fun. And overcoming my inner pig dog (only Germans have this) is even better.
For future reference.
I just quickly wanted to post a useful background link on card sorting that I found today on Smashing Magazine.
I took this snapshot on Friday evening on my way home from work:
Since then it’s received four Flickr faves.
Hope you like it.
For future reference:
Via UX and Scrum.
It’s good to see some discussion of this topic.
It’s a challenging topic. Especially if you have a distributed team with team members in different geographic areas and time zones.
If you prepare designs too far in advance, there’s a high probability that the feature will evolve and change. The designs you make are outdated by the time the developers get there. And all you’re doing is creating waste.
If you’re designing too close to a sprint (e.g. in the week before it will be implemented), there is a high risk that the designer and UX questions show what’s missing in the user story. This starts discussions with the product owner and other stakeholders. In my experience, it’s the wireframes and the screens that trigger more and deeper responses and discussions from product owners and project leaders, compared to their own written business requirements.
In general, the UX discussion gets very difficult if there is not enough information on the end-user and how they will use the app; no direct access to real clients for questions and surveys.