Month: February 2013

A Basic MOMO User Journey

Earlier this week we were talking about what a young person’s basic user journey might look like. Here’s what we produced. Next week we’ll be producing some more detailed journeys for young people, advocacy services and social care services. The research we’ve done will inform what goes into those journeys.

The 10 Commandments of Ethical Business

Here’s some of the business principles we’re following at Mind Of My Own… Created not by us, but by the awesome Jonathan Fields. Thanks.

Don’t just ask people what they think… the pitfalls of user consultation

When starting a new project or product build it can be tempting to run consultations on what your users think of your product idea. If you ask them “is this a good idea?” or “what sort of features should this have?” you’re likely to get responses that are overly hypothetical and don’t actually tell you much.  Dave Feldman has written… Read more »

Making Data-driven Decisions About MOMO

At this early stage we’re trying to understand the value of a self-advocacy app to advocacy services and statutory services for children in care and those with mental health issues. To do this we’re just talking to them and trying to get the data we need to make some decisions. Here’s an example of what… Read more »

Video: Mental Health Transitions

Four young people describe, in an intensely personal way, how transition from Children’s Mental Health services felt. The interviews with young people show that:

The Lean Startup and the UX Designer

We’ve been working out how to integrate user experience activities into a lean startup methodology. This set of slides by Margareta Löfvenholm has helped us loads. Have a lean startup with user experience from Margareta Löfvenholm

Getting started with MOMO

It’s early days at MOMO HQ. After weeks of reading The Lean Startup we’re set to get cracking. Stage 1: User Development Before we start creating anything we’re going to be talking to people, testing out our assumptions and finding out whether they would want to use or buy MOMO. We’ll be doing some of the… Read more »