Author: Séamus Byrne
Graphic Mint Wins Spider Award
November 29th was a night to remember for Graphic Mint. The Spider Awards were held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge in Dublin and Graphic Mint was humbled to win the “Tech for Good” category with our Homelight concept. This is a project we have been working on for most of 2018. We believe it is something that could eventually help families who find themselves homeless.
Designing Better Products and Services with CUPS
Over the past 10 years we have witnessed the exponential growth, rapid standardisation and subsequent settling down of User Experience (UX) as a discipline. As UX practitioners, our laundry list of considerations has also scaled up considerably. We are challenged to think about product vision, the business model, value proposition, market segmentation and pain validation. This is even before we tackle our usual UX toolkit activities as we Design better products. The scope has leaped, our framework has peaked, and now it is time for a new approach that can handle the scale of the modern UX practitioners workload.
Graphic Mint’s Top 5 UX Podcasts
Welcome to Graphic Mint’s Top 5 UX Podcasts! Over the years Graphic Mint’s Director of User Experience Séamus Byrne has interviewed many leading UX industry professionals resulting in insightful and captivating podcasts. They make for perfect listening material if you are looking to increase your knowledge on the UX industry. So treat your ears and enjoy!
UX Podcast – Jeff Gothelf
Agile-Lean Ireland 2018 took place in Croke Park in Dublin on the 26th April. The keynote speaker was Jeff Gothelf, author of the best-selling books “Lean UX”, “Sense & Respond” and “Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking”. Graphic Mint’s Director of User Experience, Séamus Byrne sat down with Jeff to discuss the topic of UX (both Lean and Agile), his book “Sense & Respond” and his thoughts on the UX scene in Ireland.
New. Year. Look.
At Graphic Mint we refresh your experience, now we’ve refreshed ours. We are starting 2018 with a regenerated online presence. After months of research, Design, development and testing, we are delighted to officially launch GM5.0.
UX Podcast – Silvia Amaduzzi on UX Advocacy
In this month’s UX Podcast we talk to Silvia Amaduzzi. Silvia is the User Experience Manager in Musgrave, Ireland’s leading grocery retail and wholesale company. She has worked in consultancy, advertising, gaming and retail throughout her career, both in Ireland and Italy.
UX Podcast – Tom Parandyk on UX and Branding
In this month’s UX Podcast we talk to Tom Parandyk. Tom is a User Experience and User Interface Architect in SoftCo. He is an established designer with 16 years of experience in brand building, concept development and user interaction. Over the last six years he has specialised in front-end design, information architecture and user experience. For the last two years Tom has focused on making development easier and more accessible for other designers.
Sustainable Blending in Design Education
There is nothing like teaching a subject to really hone your craft. When I’m writing content for my Design workshops and courses, I really have to think about the subconscious tasks and activities I perform on a daily basis, as well as the more conscious ones. Sometimes, it’s the things that are second nature to my craft, the hidden nuances, that have the most learning value to students, yet prove to be the most difficult to teach and requires the most unpacking.
UX Podcast – Peter Merholz on In-House Design Teams
For this month’s UX Podcast we invited Peter Merholz, a UX Designer and Product Manager at Snagajob, to talk with us. As the guy who coined the word ‘Blog’, Peter Merholz has maintained his own (peterme.com) for the past ten years. He has recently co-published a book titled Org Design for Design Orgs.
UX Thought Leaders – The Benjamin Keyser Interview
Seamus Byrne sat down with Intercom’s Director of Design, Benjamin Keyser, to talk about his session at UX Ireland, his work in the design industry, and what he is most looking forward to emerge from the design sector over the next few years.