Summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck

Chapter 1 - The different mindsets Binet, a Frenchman invented the IQ test as a way to identify children that were not benefiting from Paris Public schools This was meant to allow them to design new educational programs to get them back on track Robert Sternberg sights that major factor in ... read more

Review of 2018 goals

Another year flies by and another year or not achieving all of my goals! I think maybe I was a bit ambitious with what I wanted to achieve last year, so lets take a look: Run sub 20minute 5km I didn't get anywhere near this time, in fact my times ... read more

Summary of 10 percent happier

"Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they're out in the parking lot, doing push-ups" cool quote from the book Problem is that our egos are never satisfied, regardless of how much you buy, amazing food you eat or debates you win. We never feel ... read more

Summary of UI Desgin for the human eye

Visual consistency isn't just about making things look nice, it also creates trust Inconsistent designs will feel foreign are harder to use Think about consistency first before you start designing. If you've already come up with an idea for the design before thinking about user expectations, it's much harder to ... read more

Summary of UX for lean startups

What is Lean UX It's all about validating what we think We shouldn't ever assume we know what users want Instead we do interviews and research to create hypothesis about and then test it It isn't about always adding features to a product It's about working out where the value ... read more

Simple rules to live your life by

A bunch of things I’ve read about or advice people have given me that I think is worth noting down. Always be reading I remember in one of my first proper jobs my boss told me to read more. He was saying to me how he loved reading and wi... read more

Goals for 2018

Time to set my goals for 2018. Here we go: Run sub 20minute 5km Daily stretching (Unrealistic but basically stretch more!) Run 2 10km races Read 12 non-fiction books (3 done so far) Write UX design ebook (UX Audit – Simple strategies for improving your SaaS app) Declutter house (Weekly purge of junk!) -Launch a si... read more

Quick review of the one by John Mars

This is all about a scientific breakthrough that allows everyone to search and find their perfect partner with just a swab of their DNA. The book follows a number of different characters and tells their experience with “Match your DNA” (The company behind the scientific breakthrough) Very exciting read with so m... read more