At Boomworks, testing is so fundamental to our process that we built our offices around the idea of having our own testing space. Over the last few years we’ve spent a lot of time testing, and every time there are … Continue reading
The Boomworks UX crew headed to Brisbane last week to attend the 2012 UXAustralia conference and had an intense few days thinking on ‘being human’. The format is two days of workshops and two days of conference presentations and we … Continue reading
What started off as a throwaway comment is an idea what I haven’t been able to shake since saying it. Without trying to reconstruct the entire back story (which would run the length of several blog posts), I commented that … Continue reading
One of the highlights of Boomweek and a firm team favourite is the International Cuisine Lunch. We had everything from paella, Greek salad, zucchini slice and chicken wings with chilli sauce to pumpkin pie, lamingtons and almond shortbread. Delicious! If only our everyday lunches were so inspired.
Oh and the stackhats? Boomweek isn’t really that dangerous but our lunch day also happened to coincide with ‘Hat Day’. Maybe we should call it the ‘International Cuisine Mad Hatters Lunch’.
My Boomworks project team recently went interstate for some usability testing. Session after session of introducing users to our design and seeing how they interpreted everything certainly left me feeling exhausted, and I was only taking notes. We saw some … Continue reading
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“I-Manifest empowers underprivileged and rural teenagers by exposing them to a realistic future in creative industries.” - I-Manifest When Makisa and I first heard Joanna Pretyman speak at Vivid Sydney about the not-for-profit organisation she and Kay Walker founded, we knew we wanted … Continue reading
Boomweek is a twice-yearly event comprising a client-free week where the Boomworks team work purely on interesting concepts and ideas that we are passionate about. We’ve just wrapped up our July edition which resulted in some awesome outcomes. The rules … Continue reading
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Our converted warehouse includes a purpose built user testing lab and observation room allowing us to run test sessions with users for research and prototype testing. Here’s a brief overview of how we conduct onsite sessions: A Boomworks’ UX designer facilitates … Continue reading