Week ending April 24
- Another client meeting that reviewed work and ended on-time with no outstanding feedback
- Redesigned mobile wireframes for a section of account preferences, presented updates, and created desktop versions after receiving feedback
- Presented desktop wireframes for mobile wireframes from previous sprints
- Incorporated client feedback into wires and sent updates
- Included a table within the wireframes to map processes between systems, for better messaging for the customer
- Added arrows between wireframes that are part of workflows
- Took notes from a final client meeting to document decisions and status
- Started a new book
- Watched a Frontline documentary on the US epidemic response
- Had a migraine 🙁
Week ending April 19
- Had a very successful client presentation of overflow work from a previous sprint – (4/13)
- Reflections on why the meeting had such a good outcome
- My thoughts: We had at least 3 requirements meetings for our sprint, and we really got into the detail of the features. We also reviewed workflows and made adjustments in real-time. I think all of that helped create accurate designs, which led to few/no questions
- Another team member: Everyone was on the same page because the client team finished up their requirements and walked everyone through them. The client team knew exactly what they were looking for from the creative team.
- Virtually met new team members located in Minneapolis and Dallas, (4/14)
- Presented additional wireframes and workflows to client but wasn’t able to present all work during the meeting
- Took screenshots from GAP account pages to explore messaging, and noticed extra options
- Finished Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (read by Barbara Kingsolver).
- Completed the 2020 census
- My cats and I played some games!
Week ending April 12
- Updated wireframes for massive review session
- Created new walk-through flow for different stages a workflow
- Attended a meeting to walk-through new product requirements (4/6)
- Presented wireframes reflecting new requirements (4/8)
- Attended an internal presentation, where other team members presented their work on the discussion of development of a design system
- Created new reference material of newsletter sign-up by taking screenshots of competitor websites (see below)
- Reviewed new product requirements against existing designs
- Worked one-on-one with manager on a client presentation to help her get caught up with work new and existing work needed for an upcoming sprint
- Found new list of competitor websites, including Dune London , Clarks, Reebok, Timberland, Country Attire, Adidas
- Started and finished I Am Malala, The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai
- Started and finished, Things You Save In A Fire, by Kathrine Center
- Had a video chat with friends
- Opened the radiator, again (and now dealing with the unfortunate rattle, again).
Week ending April 5
- Reviewed requirements for payment method sections of account profile, for in-scope and out of scope functionality
- Updated workflows for payment method sections of account profile, to accommodate removal of out of scope functionality
- Collaborated with internal project team on which updates and recommendations to share with client
- Held a design share with client and presented workflows on order tracking
- Presented workflows on how to reset password, for different user flows
- Updated shared notes regarding changes to previously approved designs
- Uploaded screenshots taken with Simulator to inform discussion of designs using 3rd-party, plug-in, for address completion.
- Wrote a blog post on last month
- In-between books…started one, but didn’t finish
- Created a spreadsheet to help track my deliveries and shopping lists
I can’t remember when it was, but I rearranged my furniture in April. My desk is now in the living room, behind the couch. The TV is back in the living room. The sofa is angled to face the living room and divide the desk area from the TV area. And the bedroom now has a little reading nook. Although, most of the books I read are audiobooks and I listen them all over my apartment.
Image credit: Schrijvende vrouw, Willem Wenckebach, 1870 – 1937, brush, h 321mm × w 248mm – View at rijksmuseum.nl