Experience Design at Blue Smoke

We went to Blue Smoke in lower Manhattan for an afternoon of BBQ and drinks. I was pleasantly surprised to witness a subtle yet effective layout design of the restaurant that added to my experience above all others. The decision by the architects to create unisex bathrooms (4 of them) instead of the traditional Mens…

Agile 2012 Retrospective

This year’s major Agile conference was held at the Gaylord Texan spa and resort in Dallas Texas. The venue was a large resort completely enclosed in a beautiful atrium dome. The internal motif of classic Texas  Alamo style architecture adorned the various restaurant/bars and gift shops. Hats off to the Agile Alliance for choosing to…

Design Studio at Agile 2012

Will Evans held a very informative session on Design Studio at Agile 2012. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of Design Studio, its a highly collaborative and rapid process of designing solutions around a problem domain. The teams were given a design challenge and a persona to work against. The first challenge is to identify…

Agile Self-Assessments

We often use a “life wheel” in personal coaching to help clients form a visual self-assessment of key facets in their life.  By scoring areas in their life such as Finance, Friends, Family, Career, Health and Well-being and Personal Growth on a scale from 1-10 (1 representing unfulfilled and 10 fulfilled) and plotting the results…