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My Engineering Values | Mike McQuaid

mikemcquaid.com/2020/12/15/my-engineering-values/
I’ve been encouraged by a mentor to think about what my core (engineering) values are (in the context of being recently promoted to be a “staff engineer” and having my eyes on being a “principal engineer” one day). This felt like something that could be of wider interest so here we go:

Five Tips for Creating a Fantastic UX Résumé | by Jessica Ivins | Medium

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The first thing our students learn about résumés at Center Centre is this: The primary goal of a résumé is to get you a job interview. Using that goal as a guide, I worked with the Center Centre…

Disrespectful Design—Users aren’t stupid or lazy – Somehow Manage

somehowmanage.com/2020/09/13/disrespectful-design-users-arent-stupid-or-lazy/
It's a common narrative in tech to design products with the assumption that users are stupid and lazy. I think that is both disrespectful and wrong. The idea is rooted in a lot of research around product usability, but it has been bastardized. Thing of it as a perversion of the Don't Make Me Think…

An Astronaut's Guide to Mental Models

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There isn’t a harsher environment for a human being to live than outer space. Chris Hadfield shares some of the thinking tools he acquired as an astronaut to make high stakes decisions, be innovative in the face of failure, and stay cool under pressure. 

The Man in Seat Sixty-One - the train travel guide...

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How to travel by train or ferry from the UK into Europe & worldwide... Train times, fares, how to buy tickets, advice & information.

Here's the CIA's "Phoenix Checklist" for thinking about problems / Boing Boing

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The "Phoenix Checklist" is a set of questions developed by the CIA to define and think about a problem, and how to develop a solution. THE PROBLEM Why is it necessary to solve the problem? What benefits will you receive by solving the problem? What is the unknown? What is it you don’t yet understand?…