Last week I gave my first ever design talk at Refresh Edinburgh. I’ve done some public speaking and presenting before but nothing really in the ball park of a 40 minute design talk. I was also really privileged to speak alongside a great speaker and designer in Simon Collison – so the pressure was well and truly on.
In the couple of months before the talk I thought a lot about what I wanted to say. I discovered writing about design is even harder than I imagined. The talk that emerged centered around how we use research and look for insight to design for other people. In the end everything seem come together. I actually enjoyed giving the talk and found the process of sitting down to write really valuable. I might even do it again sometime – not something I was thinking a couple of weeks back.
Ben Holliday is an experienced design leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). You can follow all of Ben's blog posts by subscribing to the RSS feed, or follow him on Twitter for more regular updates.