Creating user-tested designs: a whistle stop tour

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At Agilesphere, we help our clients deliver while constantly learning, adapting and having fun. From digitising public services on large government projects to making sure our clients are meeting the Digital Service Standard, user needs are taken into account from start to finish. An essential part of each and every project we work on is user research. Why user research …

Creating user-tested designs, properly

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One thing government IT projects do well (compared to the private sector) is focus on user research. User research is an essential part of Agilesphere projects and is led by user needs – letting the product develop into its rightful state. Effective user research requires efficient designs for user testing. In order to create user tested designs from the user …

My journey into a career in tech

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I was recently reminiscing with some female colleagues about how we each made the somewhat unusual choice of a career in tech.  As a CxO at Agilesphere, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve always had a passion for technology. But before I went to university, computing and coding didn’t even enter my vocabulary.  Here’s my early story … Remember Clippy? …

Why coding should be mandatory in schools

Davina Sirisena Blog

2018 is an important year. It marks the centenary of women (some, not all) having the right to vote. And it’s also the Year of Engineering – a government campaign recognising the importance of engineering across the UK to inspire and encourage young individuals to get involved. Currently, only 17% of people working in technology in the UK are female, with …

Key issues in tech ethics

Jeremy Renwick Blog

There’s definitely something about attending meetings at the Houses of Parliament. The corridors of power oozing history, the sense of events happening around you and the hint of a promise of a smidge of influence. So having the opportunity to opine on “What are the most pressing issues in tech ethics?” was too good an opportunity to miss. The big …

Agilesphere Founders: Jeremy Renwick, Davina Sirisena, Hugh Ivory

Claiming the CxO title for agile leadership

Davina Sirisena Blog

Leading Agilesphere Over the last few years, Hugh, Jeremy and I have each brought our complementary leadership strengths to Agilesphere. It’s the combination that has made Agilesphere the success it is today. We work well together, we lean on each other, and our relationship is an equal one in terms of skills, experience and effort. None of us could have …

The agile interview

John Dunnet Blog

The agile interview – demonstrate rather than tell. A few years ago I became deeply dissatisfied by the interviews that were being conducted for a role we were hiring for. It was the same old thing, the standard interview questions were eliciting the standard responses, and not giving me the slightest idea whether the person could really do the job. …

UX Camp Brighton 2017

Davina Sirisena Blog

In 2017, the Agilesphere team was proud to sponsor UX Camp Brighton. Held on Saturday 25 March 10am-10pm at The Skiff, UX Camp Brighton is an ‘unconference’ for anyone involved or interested in user experience design, user research, interaction design, information architecture, usability, accessibility and other associated fields. Attendees either run or participate in 20 minute sessions, such as talks, demos or discussions. No …