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UX and UI – are they the same?

Roles of UX and UI are very often confused and misunderstood in IT world. These terms are connected with the word “user” which may cause many missteps. One thing is certain, both roles take care of the user’s work comfort on delivered software. So what exactly is the difference between UX and UI during software […]

Go Crazy

All organizations have policies, procedures and instructions that govern how work is done. Well written documentation increases organizational transparency. Even where policies and procedures are not written down they exist. Why do we need standardization? – you may ask. My answer is – Why are screw threads and heads always the same size, or why […]

Movember stats: when, who and where?

Again, short update on Movember stats. When? Two following graphs are showing when Mo-Bros were joining. First – by day: You can see that we had three waves. The first wave were the “early adopters”, joining just after the announcement. The second wave (also containing me) were the “wise people” that have consulted / negotiated the […]

Gamestorming – a light in the tunnel

Have you ever had the necessity to meet a quite big group of people and achieve a common goal? If so, than you probably know that it is not an easy thing. It is not easy to get every person’s opinion, it is not easy to achieve a compromise, not to mention achieving win-win situation. […]

How To Ruin a Meeting

We love to be all efficient at what we do, be it at work or not. We love to focus on things that bring actual value, that change reality, that make sense. We love our work to only be distracted by fuss ball game every once in a while. Well, do we? Always? Clearly, no. […]

Movember: Who should get the iPad?

This will be a short one – just to let you know about the current statistics of the Movember. And to hypothesize who should get the iPad. To the topic, then. Current participants per Guild As you can see, not all the guilds are actively participating in the Movember. This is particulary sad that such noble guilds […]

Team dilution (aka delusion)

We are sitting in an awkwardly quiet room. I know that I have just said something stupid. I know this from the look in his eyes. He is staring at me and is thinking how to politely say that I’m obviously suffering from some kind of delusion. He knows that he must be polite, because […]

Down the rabbit hole

Recently we received information indicating that it’s worth trying to use the virtual library. Books in the area of IT are quickly outdated. I thought, great idea! Our reliable reception desk angels contacted Safari Book and for a period of two weeks we conducted a trial with 20 users. Unfortunately, only two people have tried […]

Skeleton in the Closet

SCENE ONE Auditor: Have you had any work-related training? Employee: Oh yes! I’ve had lots of training. In fact, I’ve had so much training, that I’ve forgotten what I’ve been trained on! Auditor: Well, that’s good… All that training stuff will look good on your resume. Employee: (panic attack) Why? Does that mean I have […]

The Horror

This was a regular morning on a regular Wednesday. I was heading to my lab (which is really a standard office that I share with one very talkative guy… a “lab” sounds more professional, though), when I heard a heart-breaking cry from one of the rooms. When I looked inside I saw a terrible scene. […]