Monthly Archives: December 2009

Trouble finding the time to work differently

I am sure you know the story, you spend so much time doing the work that you have limited time to reflect upon what you’ve done and learn from it, and even less time to experiment with new tools that could make your job easier, but carry a learning curve with them.

I am sure this isn’t unique to freelancers (which I currently am – or am I a contractor? I never can quite tell the difference!).

Anyway my New Years pledge this year is going to be to try out a new tool each month and blog about my experiences. Some candidates for my attention are a series of wireframing/mock-up tools that I’ve singularly failed to play around with. Namely:

Feel free to suggest some ideas either here, or directly to me.


Workshop: IA and collaborative design

I will be running a 2-day workshop on information architecture and collaborative design on the 24th and 25th March 2010 at Rydges World Square, Sydney.

The workshop is titled ‘Information Architecture and Collaborative Design:The design behind the design of successful interactive products’. More details can be found over at the Ark Group website who are hosting the event.

The workshop will cover all sorts of good IA and collaborative design topics, such as:

  • Card sorting and other methods of user and stakeholder engagement
  • Prototyping, usability testing and iterative design
  • Designing and documenting a robust and flexible information architecture

I am sure I’ll post quite a bit more on the topics I’ll cover over the next few weeks and months as I collate the materials I’ll be using for the workshop.

If you’re interested in attending please contact Michael Moorcraft at or call him on +61 1300 550 662.

I hope to see you there.