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Product blog Updates & Insights from the Product & Technology teams at SEEK

How my to-do list got a make-over and changed my life

20 Jun 2017

For several years now I have been struggling to find a workable system for my work to-dos. I’ve tried a simple Word doc, a note-book, a GSD (“Get Shit Done”) book , Trello , Wunderlist , Post-it note lists on my desk, email flags, and any number of combinations of the above, and now I have finally latched on to the kanban. Which is funny as I’ve been using a kanban for the UX team’s...

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10 Misconceptions of Agile

29 May 2017

Be prepared to bust some myths. “Busting Myths” by Tom Small Early May we facilitated a bootcamp session for SEEK’s 1st CareerFest with the goal to provide insights into our area of work in 45 minutes. Our target group was diverse: from people potentially new to Agile to people with different levels of experience in Agile. We therefore decided on an interactive session on the 10...

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How to run an Agile mythbuster retrospective

29 May 2017

  Myths are wonderful stories. They validate assumptions, and make it easy for us to not put too much energy into much of anything. Unfortunately, myths are also ghosts and can be roadblocks to progressing professionally. If your team keeps coming up with ‘excuses’ for not improving their agile capabilities then it’s time to do the Mythbuster Retrospective! Session...

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Online & Search Behaviours of Blind Users

18 Apr 2017

Blind computer users often rely on the keyboard only 1 in 5 Australians are living with disability [ 1 ] including 357,000 individuals who are blind or have low vision [ 2 ]. There are some depressing facts around employment and people with disabilities: Graduates with disability take longer to gain fulltime employment than other graduates [ 3 ] People aged 15–64...

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Building Blocks for Search Linguistics — dogs, canines & other furry things

13 Apr 2017

When you think about getting relevant results for your queries, the last thing on your mind is Search Architecture. But, I’m going to explain why you should spend time on it to get the best out of matching terms or facet selections to the documents returned. Are you thinking that we just need to search against an index? Let’s look at the phrase “ the dog walked into the room, it was...

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Four things we learnt from facilitating usability testing sessions with blind users

12 Apr 2017

Recently two of my colleagues ( Todd Moore , Stephanie Moss ) and I tested parts of SEEK ’s site with vision impaired users. It was my first time facilitating usability sessions with users who entirely rely on screen readers to navigate the web. We learnt a lot of specific things about our site — things that worked and things we needed to improve However, there were four things we...

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