CommunityHERO: A Lesson in Collaborative Design

Here at SEP, the PXT (product experience team) has been making a push for more collaborative design on the projects we’ve been involved in. By collaborative design I mean including…

November 7, 2017 0

My Process to Design Simplicity

I read John Maeda’s book The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life a few months back because I was able to get it for free with my trial Audible…

October 27, 2017 0

Task 2, Part Two. Who does Agile Testing?

One day, at my team’s standup meeting, I declared that everyone on the team was a tester. Then I drew this picture: Tester is the base class and Developer is…

October 27, 2017 0

So a UX Architect and a Software Engineer Had a Baby

On St. Patrick’s day this year, life forever changed for me and my husband, Aaron. A baby arrived in the world after months of planning. But nothing could have prepared…

October 20, 2017 0

Does Story Size Matter?

During my last couple of planning meetings, I started asking the question “Can we break this story up?”. I have been getting pushback from developers with questions like: “Does the story really…

October 16, 2017 0

How to be successful at SEP

The following document is based on advice shared with all new employees (SEPeers) on their first day at the company. SEP was started in 1988 by four engineers who thrived…

October 11, 2017 0

Xamarin.Forms works! We achieved over 90% shared UI code using these 3 weird tricks. Native mobile developers hate us.

In 2014 I was tasked with creating a relatively simple iOS/Android app from scratch using this newfangled technology called Xamarin.Forms. I was on the project for a total of three…

October 9, 2017 0

Task 6: Map out what your exploratory testing looks like

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing.  When I first read this task my first reaction was. I…

October 9, 2017 0

Task 4: Read the Agile Manifesto and reflect on the implications of your role

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing. Today I complete Task 4: Read the Agile Manifesto and reflect…

October 5, 2017 0

Study Groups – Learning Together is Better

As I’ve mentioned before, professional development is a big deal at SEP. I love learning with other people. We’ve recently kicked off a new way (for us) to learn with other…

October 5, 2017 0

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