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2014 Year in Review: Gene

Proudest moment: The work we’ve done with crown prosecutors (service design and interface design) this year has been really fun because they’re articulate, engaged and passionate about what they do. Overall though, what I’m most proud of is having a great team that’s capable of tackling ambitious research and design projects. I guess that’s the kind of thing the boss should say, but it’s also true. Favourite book of 2014: Flash Boys, Michael Lewis. Runners up: The Martian, Andy Weir and The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt Favourite Album that came out in 2014: ...

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2014 Year in Review: Kerryn

Proudest project moment: The Better Intranets Conference was one of my favourite projects to work on this year. I love organizing events and this was the first major event I did with nForm. It was also our first time holding this conference, so there was a certain amount of risk involved in whether or not it would be successful. And thankfully it was a success! It was a great opportunity for us to bring people together and have them talk about their experience with intranets. Favourite album that came out in 2014: One of the great things about this city is that we have so many talented ...

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2014 Year in Review: Sheldon

Proudest project moment: I would have to say working with the team at Alberta Education. It’s a fun environment, they have a great team in place, and we are working on projects that will have a really positive impact in the day-to-day lives of teachers. To me, that’s really important work. New app/tool that you’ve started using in 2014: I’m not huge into apps, in fact, I’ve made a deliberate effort to work more with just paper and a pencil. I think the free flowing nature of working that way helps me think clearer, faster, and focus more on what I’m doing instead of the tool itself. It ...

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2014 Year in Review: Dennis

(One of my) Favourite book(s) of 2014: Intertwingled, by Peter Morville Part philosophy, part cultural study, part exploration of the future of Information Architecture, this is one strange book. In it, Morville examines the nature of information and the deeply interconnected spaces in which it resides. Along the way he shows how culture, though seldom discussed, affects everything we do. He looks at the limits of what we’re able to understand, notes the rarely exposed assumptions that underpin our ideas, and reminds us that certainty is the enemy of creativity. This is a book filled with ...

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2014 Year in Review: Lisa

Most interesting project: Working with BC Justice, learning about criminal procedures from arrest to bail to arraignment to trial by shadowing crown prosecutors and their staff. By the end we had learned so much that we needed a wall-sized journey map to showcase it all. Favourite work-related blog in 2014: FiveThirtyEight has some neat data analysis approaches. I especially like the Dear Mona column because she always clearly outlines her process for finding the answer, including discussion on the possible shortcomings of the data available. Favourite nForm moment: Everybody is always ...

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