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.