Delightful Reveal #33
A weekly update on all things Flagrant
“A highly-tailored sack of potatoes.”
What we did:
- Converting icons to Iconoir adding the ability to change size without affecting stroke width
- Added user impersonation to a client app
- Worked on theme designs for Madison+ Ruby 2024
- Concept designs for improving user experience and simplifying complex workflows
- Reviewed and discussed revised concept (and conceptual) models for our user interface in response to a new perspective from usability testing. Created a plan of attack for several new interfaces and capabilities.
- Cross-referenced user needs and requirements (capabilities) to identify gaps that we’ll need to address for adoption. Scheduled and then cancelled a co-design/storyboarding workshop after realizing that we don’t need to design for that use case just yet
- Planned and held a workshop to discuss how we can better collaborate with our client
- Continued planning for an “ecosystem strategy workshop” to align product teams
- Invited another early adopter, and planned an initial onboarding/training and bug reporting meeting.
- Celebrated the spread of social good with Collaboration For Good by attending the 2023 Social Good Summit.
- Was a sponsor at the Madison Women in Tech job fair. Jim, Kelly, Jack, Val, and Amanda got to make many new connections and show off our new postcards at our table!
What we’re reading:
- I want to eat the lava and God can’t stop me
- How to write release notes
- Masters of Product Change: Taylor Singletary - Slack
- A Heartbreaking work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
- Kindered Spirits by Kim Tal-su
- Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures by André Brock, Jr.
- Every Past Life All at Once: Alternate Realities and the Immigrant Experience By Ryan Lee Wong (SPOILERS ALERT for Everything Everywhere All At Once + Past Lives)
What we’re watching:
- The Deepest Breath
- cold lasagne hate myself 1999
- The King’s Affection
- Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh
- What We Do In The Shadows s5
- Glow up s3
- Reservation Dogs
- David Armand - Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (Interpretative Dance)
- The Zoo
- Anna Pickard: How to Make Brands Sound Human
What we’re listening to:
- Hold the Girl (the album) by Rina Sawayama
- If Books Could Kill — The Rules
- Off Menu — Ronnie Chieng
- One Summer Day - Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away)
- Pozi - Slightly Shaking Cells
- Laufey - From The Start (Official Audio)
- Nation of Language - Weak In Your Light
- Jill Scott - Golden
What we’re interested in:
What we’re struggling with:
- data; just data in general
- Elders getting older
- Diet changes due to acid reflux and/or oxalates
- Alley is under construction so it’s very noisy and the house is constantly shaking
What we’re buying:
- Last-minute tickets to the Lumeneers
- Hammock and accouterments for camping
- Weed whacker
- A plot of land, I guess?
- Yamaha FZ1
What we’re celebrating:
- Lots of family birthdays
- Getting to watch Joe Hisaishi at the Hollywood Bowl. He played a new release “Ask me Why”!
- Immediately hearing the Katamari Damacy theme song in my head whenever someone mentions the name of the game
- The king’s rainbow barf transition noise in Katamari Damacy, as performed by a human
- Reviewing applications for new ceramicists to join my pottery studio
- Weather finally cooling off +1
- The fair is in town
- Meeting Val in person and getting to see co-workers in person at the Madison Women in Tech event
If you’re looking for a team to help you discover the right thing to build and help you build it, get in touch.