Zeitspace News https://www.zeitspace.com/blog en Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT 2022-11-30T13:00:00Z en Want To Know About Diagrams? Abby Covert Can Help. https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/want-to-know-about-diagrams-abby-covert-can-help <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/want-to-know-about-diagrams-abby-covert-can-help" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-11-21%20at%2010.57.34%20PM.png" alt="Want To Know About Diagrams? Abby Covert Can Help." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Many people will recognize Covert from her previous book <em>How To Make Sense Of Every Mess</em>, in which she discusses information architecture and strategies that we can all use to gain clarity when facing a big mess of information. <em>How To Make Sense Of Every Mess</em> contains a chapter with 10 useful diagrams, which Covert told us was just the beginning of her journey to becoming a “diagram nerd”.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/want-to-know-about-diagrams-abby-covert-can-help" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-11-21%20at%2010.57.34%20PM.png" alt="Want To Know About Diagrams? Abby Covert Can Help." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Many people will recognize Covert from her previous book <em>How To Make Sense Of Every Mess</em>, in which she discusses information architecture and strategies that we can all use to gain clarity when facing a big mess of information. <em>How To Make Sense Of Every Mess</em> contains a chapter with 10 useful diagrams, which Covert told us was just the beginning of her journey to becoming a “diagram nerd”.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fwant-to-know-about-diagrams-abby-covert-can-help&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UX Design UXWaterloo Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT megan@zeitspace.com (Megan Pollock) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/want-to-know-about-diagrams-abby-covert-can-help 2022-11-30T13:00:00Z Responding quickly to Cycling Guide routing feedback https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/responding-quickly-to-cycling-guide-routing-feedback <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/responding-quickly-to-cycling-guide-routing-feedback" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Uptown_Waterloo_Cycleways.jpeg" alt="An urban street scene with cars parked at the side of the street. Between the street and the sidewalk there is a raised cycleway." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>David Trueman of <a href="https://cyclewr.ca">CycleWR</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap"><span>wrote here recently</span></a> about <a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/"><span>OpenStreetMap</span></a> (OSM) and why we use its data in Cycling Guide. One of the reasons is that we can update OSM as new cycling infrastructure opens in the real world or as we discover issues in its data. Here’s how data-related improvements to our routing happen.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/responding-quickly-to-cycling-guide-routing-feedback" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Uptown_Waterloo_Cycleways.jpeg" alt="An urban street scene with cars parked at the side of the street. Between the street and the sidewalk there is a raised cycleway." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>David Trueman of <a href="https://cyclewr.ca">CycleWR</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap"><span>wrote here recently</span></a> about <a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/"><span>OpenStreetMap</span></a> (OSM) and why we use its data in Cycling Guide. One of the reasons is that we can update OSM as new cycling infrastructure opens in the real world or as we discover issues in its data. Here’s how data-related improvements to our routing happen.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fresponding-quickly-to-cycling-guide-routing-feedback&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Community Cycling Guide Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:54:49 GMT https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/responding-quickly-to-cycling-guide-routing-feedback 2022-09-23T12:54:49Z Mark Connolly Why Does Cycling Guide Use OpenStreetMap? https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/OSM.png" alt="A map of Kitchener Ontario, with a green line representing a cycling route. The line enters at the top of the map and ends by a large black marker in Victoria Park." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Some of you will have been following along as we work with </em><a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><em><span>CycleWR</span></em></a><em> to create </em><a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/tag/cycling-guide"><em><span>Cycling Guide</span></em></a><em>. It’s a big project, with plenty of work to do to bring it to Waterloo Region. One of our close collaborators has been </em><a href="https://twitter.com/DavidTrueman"><em><span>David Trueman</span></em></a><em> of CycleWR, who among other things brought to the project an appreciation for and deep understanding of </em><a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/"><em><span>OpenStreetMap</span></em></a><em>. In this guest piece, David shares more about OSM and its importance to Cycling Guide.&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/OSM.png" alt="A map of Kitchener Ontario, with a green line representing a cycling route. The line enters at the top of the map and ends by a large black marker in Victoria Park." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Some of you will have been following along as we work with </em><a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><em><span>CycleWR</span></em></a><em> to create </em><a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/tag/cycling-guide"><em><span>Cycling Guide</span></em></a><em>. It’s a big project, with plenty of work to do to bring it to Waterloo Region. One of our close collaborators has been </em><a href="https://twitter.com/DavidTrueman"><em><span>David Trueman</span></em></a><em> of CycleWR, who among other things brought to the project an appreciation for and deep understanding of </em><a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/"><em><span>OpenStreetMap</span></em></a><em>. In this guest piece, David shares more about OSM and its importance to Cycling Guide.&nbsp;</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Community Cycling Guide Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:00:00 GMT https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/why-does-cycling-guide-use-openstreetmap 2022-09-13T12:00:00Z Mark Connolly Cyclists from around Waterloo Region are now testing Cycling Guide https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/cyclists-from-around-waterloo-region-are-now-testing-cycling-guide <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/cyclists-from-around-waterloo-region-are-now-testing-cycling-guide" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Riding%20with%20Cycling%20Guide%201080.jpeg" alt="A bicyclist's view looking down at a phone mounted on bike handlebars. The phone's screen shows a map with a marked route on it." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world"><span>Cycling Guide</span></a> mobile app, which we’re creating with <a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><span>CycleWR</span></a>, has reached a milestone. After an extended period of internal testing, we’ve put it in the hands of several people who are experienced and confident cyclists to see how well it works for them. But the app is actually aimed at people who <em>aren’t</em> experienced and confident cyclists. Why have we gone with these experienced and confident cyclists for early testing? It’s because we’re particularly interested in learning about the quality of the routes that Cycling Guide provides, and we want to start with people whose cycling experience and knowledge of cycling in Waterloo Region will better equip them to assess those routes.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/cyclists-from-around-waterloo-region-are-now-testing-cycling-guide" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Riding%20with%20Cycling%20Guide%201080.jpeg" alt="A bicyclist's view looking down at a phone mounted on bike handlebars. The phone's screen shows a map with a marked route on it." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world"><span>Cycling Guide</span></a> mobile app, which we’re creating with <a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><span>CycleWR</span></a>, has reached a milestone. After an extended period of internal testing, we’ve put it in the hands of several people who are experienced and confident cyclists to see how well it works for them. But the app is actually aimed at people who <em>aren’t</em> experienced and confident cyclists. Why have we gone with these experienced and confident cyclists for early testing? It’s because we’re particularly interested in learning about the quality of the routes that Cycling Guide provides, and we want to start with people whose cycling experience and knowledge of cycling in Waterloo Region will better equip them to assess those routes.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fcyclists-from-around-waterloo-region-are-now-testing-cycling-guide&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Waterloo Region Cycling Guide Fri, 19 Aug 2022 12:33:56 GMT https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/cyclists-from-around-waterloo-region-are-now-testing-cycling-guide 2022-08-19T12:33:56Z Mark Connolly Finding the right problems to work on and effectively pitching them to your organization https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-the-right-problems-to-work-on-and-effectively-pitching-them-to-your-organization <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-the-right-problems-to-work-on-and-effectively-pitching-them-to-your-organization" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-07-28%20at%2012.30.15%20PM.png" alt="Screenshot from Demio of Dana speaking and his slide about Problem Framing." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>“Every problem needs a story, and that story needs to lead to provide that critical context”</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-the-right-problems-to-work-on-and-effectively-pitching-them-to-your-organization" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-07-28%20at%2012.30.15%20PM.png" alt="Screenshot from Demio of Dana speaking and his slide about Problem Framing." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>“Every problem needs a story, and that story needs to lead to provide that critical context”</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Ffinding-the-right-problems-to-work-on-and-effectively-pitching-them-to-your-organization&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UX Design UX Research UXWaterloo Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:23:28 GMT megan@zeitspace.com (Megan Pollock) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-the-right-problems-to-work-on-and-effectively-pitching-them-to-your-organization 2022-08-08T14:23:28Z Exploratory testing for Cycling Guide means exploring Waterloo Region https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/exploratory-testing-for-cycling-guide-means-exploring-waterloo-region <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/exploratory-testing-for-cycling-guide-means-exploring-waterloo-region" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Cycling_Guide.jpeg" alt="A phone mounted on handlebars of a bike shows a map with a route on it" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I want to provide an update on <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world"><span>Cycling Guide</span></a>, the mobile app that Zeitspace is&nbsp; working with <a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><span>CycleWR</span></a> to create. One of the fun aspects of working on Cycling Guide has been something that software product teams don’t always enjoy: testing.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/exploratory-testing-for-cycling-guide-means-exploring-waterloo-region" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Cycling_Guide.jpeg" alt="A phone mounted on handlebars of a bike shows a map with a route on it" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I want to provide an update on <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world"><span>Cycling Guide</span></a>, the mobile app that Zeitspace is&nbsp; working with <a href="https://cyclewr.ca/"><span>CycleWR</span></a> to create. One of the fun aspects of working on Cycling Guide has been something that software product teams don’t always enjoy: testing.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fexploratory-testing-for-cycling-guide-means-exploring-waterloo-region&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Waterloo Region Cycling Guide Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:00:00 GMT https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/exploratory-testing-for-cycling-guide-means-exploring-waterloo-region 2022-07-14T12:00:00Z Mark Connolly Using streetcar photographs to research Toronto’s urban transformation https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/using-streetcar-photographs-to-research-torontos-urban-transformation <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/using-streetcar-photographs-to-research-torontos-urban-transformation" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/June%20uxWaterloo%20Image.png" alt="A screenshot of Brian Doucet and Michael Doucet showing an old photograph of a streetcar beside a building with a large cigarette ad painted on it." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and at June’s <a href="https://www.uxwaterloo.org/">uxWaterloo</a>, <a href="http://www.briandoucet.com/">Brian Doucet,</a>&nbsp;and Michael Doucet showed us just how photography can be used as a primary source for urban research. This father-son team has put together a book of Toronto streetcar photographs from the 1960’s and present day, to demonstrate the change in Toronto’s urban landscape as well as the economic and social implications of these changes. <a href="https://utorontopress.com/9781487500108/streetcars-and-the-shifting-geographies-of-toronto/" style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto: A Visual Analysis of Change</em></a> aims to shift conversations about urban planning, gentrification, and housing availability using the power of photography.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/using-streetcar-photographs-to-research-torontos-urban-transformation" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/June%20uxWaterloo%20Image.png" alt="A screenshot of Brian Doucet and Michael Doucet showing an old photograph of a streetcar beside a building with a large cigarette ad painted on it." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and at June’s <a href="https://www.uxwaterloo.org/">uxWaterloo</a>, <a href="http://www.briandoucet.com/">Brian Doucet,</a>&nbsp;and Michael Doucet showed us just how photography can be used as a primary source for urban research. This father-son team has put together a book of Toronto streetcar photographs from the 1960’s and present day, to demonstrate the change in Toronto’s urban landscape as well as the economic and social implications of these changes. <a href="https://utorontopress.com/9781487500108/streetcars-and-the-shifting-geographies-of-toronto/" style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto: A Visual Analysis of Change</em></a> aims to shift conversations about urban planning, gentrification, and housing availability using the power of photography.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fusing-streetcar-photographs-to-research-torontos-urban-transformation&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UXWaterloo Thu, 07 Jul 2022 12:36:40 GMT megan@zeitspace.com (Megan Pollock) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/using-streetcar-photographs-to-research-torontos-urban-transformation 2022-07-07T12:36:40Z How we are using Dovetail to compile user research for Cycling Guide https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-we-are-using-dovetail-to-compile-user-research-for-cycling-guide <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-we-are-using-dovetail-to-compile-user-research-for-cycling-guide" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Dovetail%20Cycling%20Guide.png" alt="Screenshot of the Insights page of our Cycling Guide project in Dovetail with two illustrated characters in the foreground, one on a bike looking at her phone and one reading a book" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Last May, Kelly Goto gave a talk about <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-to-streamline-your-user-research-with-a-repository">streamlining your user research with a repository</a>, and specifically she talked about using Dovetail. At Zeitspace, we were inspired to give this tool a try, and a perfect opportunity came up recently with our Cycling Guide project.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-we-are-using-dovetail-to-compile-user-research-for-cycling-guide" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Dovetail%20Cycling%20Guide.png" alt="Screenshot of the Insights page of our Cycling Guide project in Dovetail with two illustrated characters in the foreground, one on a bike looking at her phone and one reading a book" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Last May, Kelly Goto gave a talk about <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-to-streamline-your-user-research-with-a-repository">streamlining your user research with a repository</a>, and specifically she talked about using Dovetail. At Zeitspace, we were inspired to give this tool a try, and a perfect opportunity came up recently with our Cycling Guide project.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-we-are-using-dovetail-to-compile-user-research-for-cycling-guide&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Our Craft Active Transport UX Research Cycling Guide Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:00:00 GMT megan@zeitspace.com (Megan Pollock) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/how-we-are-using-dovetail-to-compile-user-research-for-cycling-guide 2022-06-30T11:00:00Z Ready for Vue 3? Here’s how to ease the transition https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ready-for-vue-3-heres-how-to-ease-the-transition <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ready-for-vue-3-heres-how-to-ease-the-transition" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/codeEditor.jpg" alt="A computer screen with code on it. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When we work with clients at Zeitspace, one thing we're always doing is looking ahead. What is coming down the pipeline in terms of software development and what can we do now to make that transition easier? On a <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches"><span>recent project with Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF)</span></a> we did just that when we decided to update the code base to use the Vue 2 Composition API plugin to ease the transition to Vue 3.</p> <p>The Composition API allows you to organize your code by functionality instead of it being separated into variables, methods, and computed properties. It also gets rid of the <span style="color: #ff9902; background-color: #323232;">&nbsp;this </span>&nbsp;keyword which allows you to use arrow functions without worrying about what <span style="color: #ff9902; background-color: #323232;">&nbsp;this </span>&nbsp;refers to. The Composition API also introduces composables, which allow you to easily and cleanly reuse code and don’t have the same pitfalls that the Options API’s mixins did such as naming conflicts and implicit dependencies.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ready-for-vue-3-heres-how-to-ease-the-transition" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/codeEditor.jpg" alt="A computer screen with code on it. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When we work with clients at Zeitspace, one thing we're always doing is looking ahead. What is coming down the pipeline in terms of software development and what can we do now to make that transition easier? On a <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches"><span>recent project with Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF)</span></a> we did just that when we decided to update the code base to use the Vue 2 Composition API plugin to ease the transition to Vue 3.</p> <p>The Composition API allows you to organize your code by functionality instead of it being separated into variables, methods, and computed properties. It also gets rid of the <span style="color: #ff9902; background-color: #323232;">&nbsp;this </span>&nbsp;keyword which allows you to use arrow functions without worrying about what <span style="color: #ff9902; background-color: #323232;">&nbsp;this </span>&nbsp;refers to. The Composition API also introduces composables, which allow you to easily and cleanly reuse code and don’t have the same pitfalls that the Options API’s mixins did such as naming conflicts and implicit dependencies.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fready-for-vue-3-heres-how-to-ease-the-transition&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Our Craft Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:45:00 GMT jackson@zeitspace.com (Jackson Noël) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ready-for-vue-3-heres-how-to-ease-the-transition 2022-06-23T12:45:00Z Building a UX portfolio: What do hiring managers want? https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-a-ux-portfolio-what-do-hiring-managers-want <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-a-ux-portfolio-what-do-hiring-managers-want" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/MargaretLee-1.jpg" alt="Margaret Lee on the Fluxible stage in 2019." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Search "UX portfolios" online and there's no shortage of templates and advice: Your portfolio should be a conversation starter. It should showcase your relevant skills through the lens of specific projects. It should have a strong call-to-action and testimonials.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-a-ux-portfolio-what-do-hiring-managers-want" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/MargaretLee-1.jpg" alt="Margaret Lee on the Fluxible stage in 2019." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Search "UX portfolios" online and there's no shortage of templates and advice: Your portfolio should be a conversation starter. It should showcase your relevant skills through the lens of specific projects. It should have a strong call-to-action and testimonials.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fbuilding-a-ux-portfolio-what-do-hiring-managers-want&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UX Design Our Craft UX Research Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-a-ux-portfolio-what-do-hiring-managers-want 2022-06-16T12:45:00Z Designing for digital well-being https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-for-digital-well-being <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-for-digital-well-being" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/uxWaterloo.jpg" alt="A man wearing glasses looking at a cell phone." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Feel like you can’t go long without checking your smartphone? You’re not alone.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-for-digital-well-being" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/uxWaterloo.jpg" alt="A man wearing glasses looking at a cell phone." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Feel like you can’t go long without checking your smartphone? You’re not alone.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fdesigning-for-digital-well-being&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UXWaterloo Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-for-digital-well-being 2022-06-09T12:45:00Z A journalist, a tech consultancy, and a whole lot of good stories https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/a-journalist-a-tech-consultancy-and-a-whole-lot-of-good-stories <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/a-journalist-a-tech-consultancy-and-a-whole-lot-of-good-stories" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Kelly_Pedro.jpg" alt="Kelly Pedro stands in the Zeitspace office while software developers work in the background." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When I first started working at Zeitspace in September 2019, people had no idea what a journalist was doing at a tech consultancy. That may still be true now, even as my time at Zeitspace comes to an end (my last day is today). A content marketer I know once joked, “Welcome to the dark side” when she heard about my new gig. It’s true there has always been a very strict and necessary line between journalists and marketers. But the work I’ve done at Zeitspace (and the work the Zeitspace team has done) is anything but dark.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/a-journalist-a-tech-consultancy-and-a-whole-lot-of-good-stories" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Kelly_Pedro.jpg" alt="Kelly Pedro stands in the Zeitspace office while software developers work in the background." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When I first started working at Zeitspace in September 2019, people had no idea what a journalist was doing at a tech consultancy. That may still be true now, even as my time at Zeitspace comes to an end (my last day is today). A content marketer I know once joked, “Welcome to the dark side” when she heard about my new gig. It’s true there has always been a very strict and necessary line between journalists and marketers. But the work I’ve done at Zeitspace (and the work the Zeitspace team has done) is anything but dark.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fa-journalist-a-tech-consultancy-and-a-whole-lot-of-good-stories&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> News Fri, 03 Jun 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/a-journalist-a-tech-consultancy-and-a-whole-lot-of-good-stories 2022-06-03T12:45:00Z Confronting her critics https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/confronting-her-critics <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/confronting-her-critics" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Grace_Scheele_landscape_CREDIT_Michael_Borkovic.jpg" alt="Grace Scheele standing next to her harp. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Electroacoustic harpist Grace Scheele is being trolled online. For the past few weeks, a cherubic avatar called angel bby has taken over Scheele’s Instagram account, posting disparaging comments about her outfits and the type of music the classically-trained musician now plays.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/confronting-her-critics" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Grace_Scheele_landscape_CREDIT_Michael_Borkovic.jpg" alt="Grace Scheele standing next to her harp. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Electroacoustic harpist Grace Scheele is being trolled online. For the past few weeks, a cherubic avatar called angel bby has taken over Scheele’s Instagram account, posting disparaging comments about her outfits and the type of music the classically-trained musician now plays.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fconfronting-her-critics&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Community Arts and Culture Thu, 26 May 2022 14:05:12 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/confronting-her-critics 2022-05-26T14:05:12Z New app promises a cyclist’s view of the world https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Cycling1.jpg" alt="Three children ride bikes on a trail in Waterloo, Ontario." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Zeitspace partner Mark Connolly was riding his bike last summer trying to access a new multi-use trail along Homer Watson in Waterloo Region when he discovered he couldn’t find a way to easily get there.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Cycling1.jpg" alt="Three children ride bikes on a trail in Waterloo, Ontario." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Zeitspace partner Mark Connolly was riding his bike last summer trying to access a new multi-use trail along Homer Watson in Waterloo Region when he discovered he couldn’t find a way to easily get there.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fnew-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development Our Craft Active Transport Cycling Guide Thu, 19 May 2022 12:30:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/new-app-promises-a-cyclists-view-of-the-world 2022-05-19T12:30:00Z UX researchers and designers are feeling disconnected. Here’s why. https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ux-researchers-and-designers-are-feeling-disconnected.-heres-why <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ux-researchers-and-designers-are-feeling-disconnected.-heres-why" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/meena%20fluxible.jpg" alt="Meena Kothandaraman on the Fluxible stage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Organizations need to create space for connection.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ux-researchers-and-designers-are-feeling-disconnected.-heres-why" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/meena%20fluxible.jpg" alt="Meena Kothandaraman on the Fluxible stage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Organizations need to create space for connection.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fux-researchers-and-designers-are-feeling-disconnected.-heres-why&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Our Craft UX Research Thu, 12 May 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/ux-researchers-and-designers-are-feeling-disconnected.-heres-why 2022-05-12T12:45:00Z Building connections in a ‘cameras off’ world https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-connections-in-a-cameras-off-world <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-connections-in-a-cameras-off-world" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Megan.jpg" alt="Zeitspace UX designer Megan Pollock sits at a desk with an open laptop." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For Zeitspace UX designer Megan Pollock, working with clients remotely is nothing new. Even before the pandemic, Pollock said she worked with Zeitspace clients remotely most of the time — even the local ones.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-connections-in-a-cameras-off-world" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/Megan.jpg" alt="Zeitspace UX designer Megan Pollock sits at a desk with an open laptop." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>For Zeitspace UX designer Megan Pollock, working with clients remotely is nothing new. Even before the pandemic, Pollock said she worked with Zeitspace clients remotely most of the time — even the local ones.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fbuilding-connections-in-a-cameras-off-world&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UX Design Our Craft UX Research Thu, 05 May 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/building-connections-in-a-cameras-off-world 2022-05-05T12:45:00Z Product Ops: Where to focus https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/product-ops-where-to-focus <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/product-ops-where-to-focus" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/ProductOps.jpg" alt="A person points at a chart on a large, hanging white sheet of paper." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>You may have heard of product operations but how is it different from product management? At a recent joint <a href="https://www.meetup.com/ProductTank-Waterloo/"><span>ProductTank Waterloo</span></a> and ProductTank Pittsburgh session, Christine Itwaru, head of product operations at product analytics company Pendo, talked about the difference between product ops and product management and how to get the most from your product ops team.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/product-ops-where-to-focus" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/ProductOps.jpg" alt="A person points at a chart on a large, hanging white sheet of paper." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>You may have heard of product operations but how is it different from product management? At a recent joint <a href="https://www.meetup.com/ProductTank-Waterloo/"><span>ProductTank Waterloo</span></a> and ProductTank Pittsburgh session, Christine Itwaru, head of product operations at product analytics company Pendo, talked about the difference between product ops and product management and how to get the most from your product ops team.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fproduct-ops-where-to-focus&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Product ProductTank Thu, 28 Apr 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/product-ops-where-to-focus 2022-04-28T12:45:00Z App to ‘do more good’ relaunches https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/IMG_2279.jpg" alt="A cell phone with KWCF's Impact Amplifier app on the screen." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) has relaunched an app that shows would-be philanthropists how far their dollars could go in the community.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/IMG_2279.jpg" alt="A cell phone with KWCF's Impact Amplifier app on the screen." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) has relaunched an app that shows would-be philanthropists how far their dollars could go in the community.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fapp-to-do-more-good-relaunches&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Software Development News Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/app-to-do-more-good-relaunches 2022-04-21T12:45:00Z Designing accessible user experiences https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-accessible-user-experiences <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-accessible-user-experiences" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/PatrickCarrington.jpg" alt="Patrick Carrington stands in front of a window. There are high-rise buildings in the background. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Wearable devices offer great promise for people with disabilities, but without an inclusive design, that promise may never be realized.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-accessible-user-experiences" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/PatrickCarrington.jpg" alt="Patrick Carrington stands in front of a window. There are high-rise buildings in the background. " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Wearable devices offer great promise for people with disabilities, but without an inclusive design, that promise may never be realized.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Fdesigning-accessible-user-experiences&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Inclusive Design Accessibility UXWaterloo Thu, 14 Apr 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/designing-accessible-user-experiences 2022-04-14T12:45:00Z Finding moments of connection among UX designers and researchers https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-moments-of-connection-among-ux-designers-and-researchers <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-moments-of-connection-among-ux-designers-and-researchers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/CarinaNgai.jpg" alt="Carina Ngai talks into a microphone." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>You’d be hard-pressed to find any upsides to the pandemic. At work we’re struggling to reinvent the office in our virtual spaces. And it can be hard to find that sense of belonging (while also not burning out). But for Carina Ngai, who helms design at MetaLab, an interface design firm based in British Columbia, the pandemic has given her space to reflect on design’s big issues when she’s not head-down working on a project.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-moments-of-connection-among-ux-designers-and-researchers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.zeitspace.com/hubfs/CarinaNgai.jpg" alt="Carina Ngai talks into a microphone." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>You’d be hard-pressed to find any upsides to the pandemic. At work we’re struggling to reinvent the office in our virtual spaces. And it can be hard to find that sense of belonging (while also not burning out). But for Carina Ngai, who helms design at MetaLab, an interface design firm based in British Columbia, the pandemic has given her space to reflect on design’s big issues when she’s not head-down working on a project.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=5795702&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeitspace.com%2Fblog%2Ffinding-moments-of-connection-among-ux-designers-and-researchers&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.zeitspace.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> UX Design Our Craft UX Research Thu, 07 Apr 2022 12:45:00 GMT kelly@zeitspace.com (Kelly Pedro) https://www.zeitspace.com/blog/finding-moments-of-connection-among-ux-designers-and-researchers 2022-04-07T12:45:00Z