Sketchnote of the panel discussion

A ‘Smart Salon’ design event On 11th July, I attended a ‘Smart Salon’ event in Shoreditch hosted by Smart Design, which discussed the question: are we there yet when it comes to personalising user experiences for people on the move? The venue was the hip Hotel Ace Characteristic of Smart Designs events (see another about design-capability I blogged about previously), the venue was chic: a design Hotel Ace on the 7th-floor, in a room with beautiful panoramic views of the July skyline of the City of London.  …Continue Reading “Designing personalised products and services for people on the move”

At the end of October, the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre – which is just a few hundred yards from my office at EMBL-EBI – hosted the BioData World Congress 2016.       The tagline for the event was “Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Precision Medicine” and many high profile speakers attended, including amongst others: Nicola Blackwood MP, NHS executives, directors of research institutes and big companies like IBM, a correspondent from the BBC, people from the European Commission, clinicians, tech suppliers etc….Continue Reading “Design Thinking to Explore the Patient-Centric Future of Precision Medicine: Workshop Report & Reflection”

Empowering scientists to work better, faster, and easier by applying UCD principles and UX process by Pat Keller, Novartis

Although I am biased (being one of the organisers) I am very happy to report that the joint ‘EMBL-EBI Industry Programme’/’Pistoia Alliance’ pre-competitive workshop on “Success in life science R&D through user experience design” was a triumph. The meeting took place this week at EMBL-EBI on the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge UK and was attended by 35 delegates representing diverse pharmaceutical, agri-food, scientific software, and design companies.  The meeting was chaired by our excellent moderator, Nick Skinner of Poppyfish, with the support of a…Continue Reading “Sketchnotes from the Workshop: “Success in life science R&D through UX design””

If you have to prove the value of design, you’re not in a design-capable company! Some tips on getting good design done in your organisation. How to be a design-capable organisation In June, I attended (and sketchnoted) a “smart salon” panel discussion at the Museum of London, which addressed the status of design in organisations. It was about how to make organisations ‘design capable’, not necessarily design-driven or design-led. This free event was hosted by the Smart Design agency and was attended by people from…Continue Reading “Is your company ‘design-capable’?”