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”

10 simple rules

I’m very happy to say that PLoS Computational Biology Journal have just published our latest article: “Ten Simple Rules for Running Interactive Workshops”.  Our piece is this month’s featured paper too, which we are thrilled about! (Issue front page is here.)     What’s it about? Well, it’s kind of self-explanatory, but let me explain why we wrote it.  Colleagues at the EBI often ask me how to go about planning a workshop; for example, they may need to gather feedback from users, to brainstorm…Continue Reading “Paper: Ten Simple Rules for Running Interactive Workshops”

  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  

InfoQ have now put up my talk from UX Cambridge 2011.  The talk was about workshops and how they are a great way to explore ideas for a user-centered design project. The talk includes… At what point would a workshop be useful?  And when would it be harmful? Why have user workshops got a bad reputation with some UX practitioners? Examples of the practicalities of planning and delivering successful UX workshops – the aim being to inspire you to run your own workshops right away….Continue Reading “Coming out of your shell (aka UX workshops with life scientists)”

      The first ever UX Cambridge conference is taking place on November 10-11th this year and I am thrilled to have been invited to speak at the event. The programme looks packed with interesting stuff, including a speed-sketching workshop session from some of my EBI colleagues (Francis Rowland and Antony Quinn).  My talk is an ‘experience report’ on Friday 11th November at 9.00am. My talk title:  Coming out of your shell: using UX workshops to your advantage in a tecchie/scientific setting Talk abstract:…Continue Reading “UX Cambridge 2011”