Archive for May, 2012

Invisible people

I’m standing on the terrace of our temporary office in this small back-suburb of the city, in yet another country on this trip. It’s just turning dusk, and it’s a festival-day here – hence a good excuse for people to set off fireworks. Lots of fireworks: explosions and flashes and sparkling lights fill the skies […]

May 26th, 2012 by Zahmoo
Filed in: For Business, For Community, For Family
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Zahmoo for developers: personas

When developing a new system – software, business-process, whatever – it’s still all too common to refer to the people who will interact with that system as ‘the users’. Abstract. Faceless. A machine talking to a machine. But our users aren’t like that at all. They’re real people, with real stories, like Alice Lewis above. […]

May 15th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Zahmoo for developers: whose story?

If we’re developing a system or process based on user-stories, from whom do we capture those stories? Whose story is it? The temptation, of course, is to write all of those stories ourselves – but in general that’s not a good idea. (The one time when it is useful to do that is when we’re […]

May 8th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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