Author: <span class="vcard">J J</span>

Are you looking for a new challenge? EMBL-EBI is hiring a new UX Designer

The European Bioinformatics Institute is looking for a new User Experience (UX) Designer to join the Web Development Team, based in South Cambridgeshire, UK.  Apply now to start working with some of the most interesting and complex UX projects you’ll ever come across.  This would be a great opportunity to diversify your portfolio of UX design,…


Get Creative with Sketchnoting – mini graphic recording workshop at EMBL-EBI

An event to form a new network of sketchnoters… Since World Sketchnote Day back in January, I have been busy thinking how we could establish a new community of graphic recorders and wannabe-graphic recorders on the Wellcome Genome Campus, including of course many of my colleagues at EMBL-EBI.  I plumped for a workshop to kick-off our efforts,…


Guest post: UX design for the life sciences – myths and realities

A news report written by Oana Stroe Originally posted at the EMBL-EBI website on 9 Mar 2017 User Experience (UX) designers and researchers at EMBL-EBI debunked common UX myths and shared tips for best practice in a Wellcome Genome Campus seminar on 3 March 2017. The event encouraged members of our life-science community to apply UX…


Dan North’s Mission to Help Teams Develop Great Software Faster: workshop report & sketchnotes

It has taken a while to write this post about the formidable Dan North and his workshop “Software faster: from months to minutes”, which we hosted at EMBL-EBI in September 2016. Portrait of a software ethnographer Dan North: keen observer of software developer behaviour Dan North has been carefully observing productive software development teams that…


ThoughtWorks Technology Radar Workshop

On 24th January, James Lewis (Principal Consultant) and Ian Cartwright (Technical Principal) of ThoughtWorks visited us at EMBL-EBI to help us create the organisation’s very first technology radar.   What is a tech radar? It’s a snapshot of which technologies are upcoming and trendy, stable, and those in decline.  It is created every 6 months…


Celebrating World Sketchnote Day 2017

I don’t ever need an excuse to post sketchnotes, but seeing as yesterday was officially World Sketchnote Day (#SNDay2017), I thought I would showcase some of my own favourite sketchnotes from 2016 and a few all-time faves, and also share info and links to some fellow sketchnoters’ work (Francis Rowland, Michele Ide-Smith, Chris Spalton and…


World Sketchnote Day 2017 – #SNDay2017

Wednesday is World Sketchnote Day 2017!  As part of the celebrations I’ll be helping to host a sketchnoting event at EMBL-EBI.  Details are below and are also featured on the Sketchnote Army website, along with the other events happening all over the world. ——————————— Sketchnoting science at EMBL-EBI with Dr. Jenny Cham – Cambridge, UK…


Design Thinking to Explore the Patient-Centric Future of Precision Medicine: Workshop Report & Reflection

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…


Sketchnotes from the Workshop: “Success in life science R&D through UX design”

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…


Sketchnotes from UX Cambridge 2016

I got some new pastel and grey tone Promarker pens just in time for UX Cambridge conference this year.  Here are the results…