April 30th to May 6th
Sometimes we set up our work place at a client's office for a few days during a busy project phase. In the last week it was the other way around – a client turned our conference room into his temporary office. This certainly helped to increase speed on project Comox, whose scope is diametrically opposed to the short time frame. Screens were designed, discussed, redesigned and discussed again. We got some additional help for this project from Richard, a freelancer from Berlin. More than twice a day he sent us some layouts that made us smile. Michael is involved in Comox too. He developed a first prototype to test basic functionalities of the app.
Christophe also worked on wireframes for Ecola this week. We'll see next week, if and how this project will be continued.
Philipp is still busy with Okanogan. The interface for this application is slowly growing into something really beautiful. I would love to see a finished, working version on the actual hardware, but that probably won't happen. There will be only very few systems and they will be mainly distributed and installed in the US.
Our friend Jan swung by to brief us on a new mini project, which we will have to somehow squeeze in this already packed month.
We also had a visit by a nice colleague, who is writing a book on interaction design. He interviewed Christophe and me for more than an hour and I'm curious what he will make of it. I'm really looking forward to this book, as the author seems to know what he's talking about and the publisher is a good one.
Week 284 ended with the regular quarterly accounting. This didn't exactly suit our plans, but we already adjourned the appointment with our book keeper several times. So on Friday we spent half the day with invoices, receipts and bank statements, trying to sort everything out.
I'd like to close this weeknote with two noticings I made on my way to the office.