Author Archives: Jake Causby

Who Do You Trust?

My talk from UX Australia, Melbourne 2016 What is trust and what does it mean? I’ll explore the concept of trust, why it’s so important, boundaries and context, how we can earn it and what it means for business. I’ll … Continue reading

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How To Lean

This is a talk I gave at the local Sydney IXDA with Jason Davey What is Lean UX? No really. I’ve read some stuff about it and it’s great in theory but I’m finding it hard to implement. In a practical … Continue reading

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IXD16 Redux Sydney

What’s next for Interaction Design? The future is now! Robots, autonomous machines, AI, IoT, sensors, data, networks and intelligent systems. Here’s a whirlwind review of some of the more transformational aspects of Interaction Design in the coming years, as portrayed … Continue reading

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Long term vision, short term process

One of the criticisms we’ve all heard about the Agile methodology is that it encourages mediocrity. It clouds our long-term vision with small-scale “quick wins” and forces us to focus on gradual improvements on an unambitious existing product. This talk … Continue reading

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Selected to speak at Agile UX 2015

Stoked to have been selected to speak… One of the criticisms we’ve all heard about the Agile methodology is that it encourages mediocrity. It clouds our long-term vision with small-scale “quick wins” and forces us to focus on gradual improvements … Continue reading

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Hiring Design Leadership (response)

I just read an article on Peter Merholz’s blog on The Challenges of Hiring Senior Design Leadership. It goes into the struggles involved in finding someone that can effectively lead the design vision of your company. I agree with Peter, that … Continue reading

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What is good design?

Good design is not for me to judge; it’s more of a customer satisfaction metric. After years of experience designing and evolving products I can give a good heuristic evaluation of a particular design with the aim of improving an … Continue reading

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Potholes on the Journey to Design Transparency

The journey from ‘secret design business’ to ‘design transparency’. It’s my own journey at Atlassian, relevant to anyone who is on, or about to embark upon, a similar journey. Industry leaders paint a picture of how things should be, and that’s great, … Continue reading

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Moving to London!

It’s not often you get the opportunity to spend two years doing what you love in a new country with the potential upside of making a huge impact in a company in which you own some equity. So I’m excited … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Desktop Mag

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Desktop Magazine as part of their campaign to raise awareness of the up-and-coming UX Australia 2012. The article can be found here: http://desktopmag.com.au/features/qa-jake-causby-ux-designer/

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