I attended a women’s breakfast in beautiful barn in Little Chesterford last Saturday.  There was a guest speaker:  Fiona Castle, wife of the late Roy Castle.  I did a sketchnote of her testimony: We had a delicious breakfast, served inside an historic threshing barn.  It could have been featured in Country Living Magazine since it was such a beautiful setting: a pretty rural village,  ‘Cath Kidston-style’ spotty oilcloth tablecloths, proper tea cups, posies and lavender bags!  Thanks to the organisers and to Fiona for…Continue Reading “Sketchnote: Fiona Castle “My Story””

  UX Cambridge 2013 was a great opportunity to sketchnote! The packed schedule got my Muji pens scribbling.  Have a look at some of the results here (I’ll put them on Flickr when I get a sec too…) – Enjoy!                 If you would like a high resolution version of any of these sketchnotes (e.g. for printing) just tweet me: @JenniferCham Links UX Cambridge 2013 website  My Flickr photostream  

Last night was the UX Cambridge kick-off social event: an evening bake-off in the catering school kitchen at The Park, Cambridge Regional College (CRC).  It was a great evening! We arrived after a day of workshops and were put into pairs. I was with Richard Hare (@Richardhare of Flare Consulting).  We decided to make chocolate muffins with an added extra: beetroot.  According to Richard, this ingredient provided a good way to get a nice, moist sponge – so that’s what we did. But our innovation…Continue Reading “UX Cambridge bake off – introducing Spaghetti-bolo-cupcakes”

Paula de Matos and I are looking forward to presenting a session on ‘complex UX’ at the UX Cambridge 2013 conference next week.  The conference is being held at Churchill College, Cambridge and includes a UX bake off social event at Cambridge Regional College (see pictures from last year). We hope you can make our session on Thursday (Day 2) Our session is a tutorial taking place on Thursday 5th Sept at 3.45pm.  Some of the material we cover is based on our recent peer-reviewed…Continue Reading “Suvival Guide for Complex UX: our tutorial at UX Cambridge, 4-6 Sept 2013”

I really like this article on the ten simple rules for a good poster presentation.  I used some of these ideas to my advantage at the recent ISMB/ECCB 2013 conference in Berlin (19-13 July 2013), where I presented a poster on the EMBL-EBI website redesign.   The article helps you think of ways to improve interaction at your poster Ideally, you can make your poster work for you, even when you’re not standing next to it.  Ways to do this are things like: having a…Continue Reading “Getting the most out of a conference poster presentation”

Today I gave a talk at the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference in Berlin, and I would like to share the sketchnote of the talk with you.  This was sketched by my colleague Francis Rowland (whilst I practised my talk before attending the conference). Ten simple rules… When I was preparing for my talk I found these ten tips on giving an oral presentation very helpful. There is also a similar article with tips for posters too (see my ISMB poster). Presentation Blurb It is recognised that bioinformatics…Continue Reading “‘Designing with the user in mind’ – Sketchnote for my ISMB Conference Talk”

  In case you may have typed in the wrong URL…   The other Jenny C I mistyped one day, and stumbled across another fabulous Jenny C!  So I thought I would share my experience with you, and clarify, that sadly, no, I do not sell industrial chemicals for cleaning HGVs/lorries; that’s jennychem.co.uk I must say, the other Jenny C looks very friendly and has great offers including free booze to wash away the winter blues…        

  I love Adobe InDesign, and my latest creation using it is a poster that I will be presenting at ISMB/ECCB 2013 (International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology/ European Conference on Computational Biology), which is taking place between July 19 and 23 in Berlin. The poster tells the story of the EBI website redesign The poster is a timeline showing the process we used to redesign the EBI website from start to finish (although it’s never really finished!)  As far as possible, we…Continue Reading “Improving the EMBL-EBI online experience: a poster on the EBI website ‘rethink’”