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, specifically the profile landing page and navigation
  • 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 🙁
  • Large amount of work scheduled, so team coordinated who would do what (I took on product reviews, profile landing page and navigation)
  • Presented my profile navigation and dashboard 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 — this issue I had prototyped back in la
  • Provided feedback to supervisor/team members on work to be presented at a client meeting
  • Joined a call about Buy Online/Pick-up In Store (or BOPUS)
  • 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. 🙂

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 – due to the UX team getting 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, written in Confluence, for reset password as a guest/non-credentialed user and from account profile
  • Created workflows to map proposed account profile functionality, including update address from account profile and checkout, communication preferences, and expired cards/payment methods
  • Attended a product requirements meeting, to review proposed requirements from the product team (client)
  • Attended at least 2 product meetings to discuss requirements for account profile pages
  • Discussed workflows on track order and favorites/wishlist with a tech lead, before presenting to the client
  • Presented workflows on track order and favorites/wishlist to client
  • Attended an informal session with the visual design team on their progress on a design system
  • Worked with the visual design lead and UX associate director to prep 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 “CRUX” 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.


Image credit: Old, Bearded Man Writing, Rembrandt van Rijn (school of), c. 1640 – c. 1650, pen and brown ink; framing line in brown ink, h 88mm × w 80mm – View on Rijksmuseum.nl