Week Notes, May 3

A written accounting of the week’s activities. (Or in my case, about a month.) These are my week notes for the final week in April, plus May 1.

Work

  • Work on new features related to product detail pages (PDP) and finishing work from profile pages
  • Held a retro with team members
  • Had check-in with clients on new work for PDP
  • Welcomed a new member to the team; I will be rolling off soon ūüôĀ
  • Large amount of work scheduled, so team coordinated who would do what
  • Presented my wireframes to client – we have been working on these concepts since the beginning of the sprints
  • Discussed review wireframes with client in the same meeting
  • We discussed a¬†tricky problem, requested on¬†the product pages with new members of the client team
  • Provided feedback to supervisor/team members on work to be presented at a client meeting
  • Cleaned up some files on computer, using an Automator workflow

 

Personal


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“Month” notes: March 2020

Written documentation of a week’s activities.

Just finished reading about “week notes”, here and here. It looks like a really helpful productivity and project retrospective tool,¬†so I figured I’d give it a shot. The examples I’ve seen are based on weeks, but this is my first time and March¬†recently ended so I’m going to write my first “week” note for an entire month.¬†Please forgive if there are any inaccuracies, or if it’s super long. ūüôā

A note: If for some reason you’re not aware of current events, March 2020 has been one of the most volatile periods of time since WWII, or the civil¬†movements of¬†the 1960s. For most people, anywhere in the world,¬†there’s been a lot going on. These are my small notes, on the work I’ve been doing, in my own little corner of the world.

Context

I am currently engaged on an e-commerce redesign and platforming project for a retail client. The client and internal teams are based in NYC and NJ, with a tech team in India. I work closely with an experience associate manager, a visual design lead, two visual designers, and project manager. I work semi-closely with the client (product) team. And the executive director of experience remains involved, here and there.

Work

  • Created wireframe desktop layout options for account profile dashboards in Sketch
  • Followed¬†e-commerce project’s shift from wireframes to workflows – we got¬†ahead of the requirements
  • Created workflows to map potential e-commerce interactions for¬† requirements for track order and favorites lists
  • Created workflows that mapped product requirements, for reset password as a guest/non-credentialed user and from account profile
  • Created workflows to map proposed account profile functionality, including update address, communication preferences, and expired cards/payment methods
  • Attended a product requirements meeting
  • Attended at least 2 product meetings to discuss requirements for profile pages
  • Discussed workflows on track order and favorites with a tech lead, before presenting to the client
  • Presented workflows on track order and favorites to client
  • Attended an informal session with the visual design team on their¬†progress on a design system
  • Prepped with 2 others for a client presentation on wireframes and visual design of requirements
  • Revisited the requirements for account profile requirements, to make sure they were reflected in the wireframes
  • Uploaded screenshot examples of account profile pages for¬†e-commerce sites¬†for desktop and mobile, to help¬†the design teams¬†make¬†decisions¬†on the UI
  • Attended a global experience townhall (on Zoom)
  • Had a virtual check-in with the larger experience teams
  • Attended daily morning check-ins with the internal project team
  • Finally got Acrobat Pro installed on my work computer
  • Had several collaborative sessions with colleagues using InVision’s Freehand
  • Attended an online presentation of an internal collaborative tool
  • Checked out a website on design system repositories

 

Personal

I think this is a good practice. Let’s see where it goes.


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