April 26, 2020

Weeknote CW18 (S2e2)

Questions this season are from Question Cards.

Another week in iso.

Let’s just jump right in, shall we?

Monday-Wednesday: Finished a re-do of a report for a client. I thought it was good. They thought it had too much theory and not enough practicality. Fair enough.

Company names are always made up and change week to week.

My team started a project we won last week with Icescape Industries. It’s sort of the same as a project we recently finished with Ogre Lighting but we’re working much closer to the executive at Icescape.

A bit more bizdev here and there.

Thursday: I gave a version of my Design Research 2020 talk for the 4th year Industrial Design class at QUT and then another version for everyone in Symplicit. I really like it, but I think it’s also a very strange talk. Everyone seems to like it though.

Friday: More work with the team working on the Icescape gig and some more bizdev.

What do I wish would be different?

As much as I’m an introvert, and coping well, it’d be nice to be out of iso.

Actually, it’d be nice to get back into the other timeline, where we didn’t have Covid-19.

Draw a timeline of what has happened

What were my high points?

Two high points:

  1. When my team started some great projects and I could tell a couple of them that they were coming off stand down.
  2. Having a spirited discussion with a client about an approach we were talking.

What am I sad about?

Sad? Nothing. It’d be nice to get back to normal but first we need to make a new normal, I think.

Who do I want to become?

Pretty happy being me, thanks Question Cards.

Which decisions am I not making?

I think I’m procrastinating on two sort-of-personal and sort-of-self-promotional projects. Not sure why.


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