Good BusinessWeek article about design thinking at Proctor&Gamble. They use designy workshops as a counterfoil to MBA-style planning. This led to the web site olayforyou.com. (Try it! I did. Evidently I need eyecream.)
(Just a quick addendum for the kind folks who sent their concerns and best wishes after this sulky post. All is well! Just very busy and feeling sorry for myself. You know, the usual. Thanks for the kind words, in any case.)
Ok, so I’m pretty sure the only people who read this thing are family members and the odd friends from way back when. (Ben and Sarah, I’m looking at you.)
But just in case you’re somebody who’s interested in user experience and you’ve somehow found your way to my humble, silly blog, please know that I’m about to commence upon a spate of speaking engagements.
Finally, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Copenhagen in October (sorry, not to rub it in, or anything, but I am!) please visit me and sock puppet wizard Kate Rutter at EPIC 2008, where we’ll be doing a workshop on pen and paper techniques for moving quickly from user research to design.
If you give a damn about user experience and happen to find yourself in one of those cities at the time, please get in touch (email me at leah at adaptivepath dot com) and let’s hang out and talk shop. Cocktails will make it fun, fun, fun.