Things I have learned this week:
- coming back from holiday to an overflowing work Slack is far more confusing than coming back to an overflowing email inbox. Slack is so disjointed – don’t get me wrong, email is broken too, but at least in your inbox there is just one place to look.
- Customer surveys need to take a long, hard look at themselves in the coming months of financial meltdown.
- why hasn’t anyone solved the issue of timesheets yet? I’ve been banging on about this for years. Is there no-one who has taken a user-led design approach to how to record time for billing?
- I’m increasingly convinced that there is a need for a new discipline of user-centred data design.
- Procurement is a strange ritualistic dance. I’m getting my head back around the supplier steps.
- The Cricket Hundreds is a surprisingly entertaining sporting spectacle. I say that as someone who has always found cricket a bit dull.
- That Kier Starmer is 60 today and I thought he was a lot younger than that…
- Another centenary edition of these weeknotes next week, then…
Next week: 600
The week in photos: