Design Your Life

Don’t just let life happen, design it! Design is creative magic. At least those without the power believe this. There are even some designers that would have you believe it is magic. But they know the truth, a truth I’ll share with you. Design isn’t creative magic; it isn’t even that mysterious. Like most things, …

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Shout out to HFI

As a user experience practitioner that specializes in research and usability testing, I highly recommend continuing your education and sharpening your skills with industry leading best practices by taking the training courses offered by Human Factors International. The training was phenomenal and helped me shed some bad habits while filling in gaps to the methodologies …

Reseach Quick Hits

Understanding your future vision is key to innovation. We are seeking long term partnerships that are in the best interest of all parties. Faster development of groundbreaking technology mitigates your future challenges. But first, you have to identify the right experience. So how do we do this? We meet with clients to understand their current …

Reseach Coding

No strings, arrays or conditions required but they can be helpful. ​ The goal of qualitative research is to find the user's story. Through the process of coding, we uncover the common themes from the data points. These also inform what research needs to be done next. It also helps in process improvements. Are you …

Managing Data

In the Software Defined and Cloud Group @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we are growing in both our vision, mission, goals, and deliverables as a research team. During the 1st half of 2017, we collected data from a variety of sources including articles, interviews, social and visual media. The share volume of customer interviews provided a …

Research Mission

Does your organization have a research mission?Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has ~60,000 employees and generates ~28B in revenue annually. One of the largest organizations within HPE is the Software Defined and Cloud Group, which creates software that supports datacenters and many application around the world. To stay current and lead the market, we must ensure …

Proto-Persona

Personas help product teams get on the same page, but they take time. Internal stakeholder interviews is an essential component to creating personas, but these stakeholders are often busy putting out fires or other events that take their priority. Personas provide insight into a user's needs and the 'why' behind their desires. It illustrates their …