We are all creatures of habit and reluctant to even consider changing things when they work. Why should you? The short answer: because you might be missing out on something that is better without you knowing it. Donald Rumsfeld illustrated this in his famous quote about the unknown unknowns in the context of a military threat, but unknowns are not just threats - sometimes they may be opportunities.
However, in many cases, it takes a big threat such as Covid to force people to seek out the unknown. In doing so many of us will have had the big ‘aha’ moment when you realise that this new way of doing things, be it large or small, actually also would have been better before the big disruptor. Now that you know you don’t want or can’t go back to the old ways of doing things.
This online UX event is all about sharing what ‘best bits of the new’ you have discovered and share these with the SIG audience for discussion, further improvement and mutual benefit. Any insights you have gained through being forced to change how you live your life are welcome, but might include topics such as new ways of working, re-evaluating priorities, rethinking work-life balance to the benefit of both, new tools, new ways of using old tools, etc. Participants to this event are encouraged to share their ‘best bits of the new’ with 1 slide and a 5-minute narrative followed by a brief discussion.
If you are interested in participating in this event then please consider submitting a short description of your ‘best of the new’ that you would like to share beforehand. Submissions are to be emailed to email@example.com