On cryptomnesia, design workshops, and different sized shoes


Happy 5W-1h Sunday.

Here’s your dose of What? Who? Where? When? Why? How?, a curation of articles, podcasts and videos that piqued my curiosity this past week.


WHAT questions should I ask the interviewee?

Do you go to an interview (as an interviewer) with a bunch of questions on your laptop or a piece of paper ticking them as you go by? Do you finish off all your time asking your questions in a structured manner and winding down the interview once done? Sounds boring. Try a new approach.

You need to ask just one question in a Business Analyst interview | Pushkar Anand (Text at Analysts Corner)

WHO would want different sized shoes?

The customer was frustrated, as the shoes were for their grandson who has autism and was unable to tie his own shoelaces. What Zappos found, though, by immersing themselves, was that there was a huge gap when it came to footwear that met all types of special requirements and disabilities.

Case study: The single and different size shoes test programme | Joe Newbert (Text at Newbert’s Blog)

WHERE do I find my inspiration?

Are you in danger of getting sued for plagiarism? I didn’t think I was until I learnt about cryptomnesia and got into trouble with one of my clients. You may unknowingly be committing copyright infringement due to this cognitive misfiring that we can all experience.

Why Your Idea’s Not Original (and what you can do about it) | Jamie Windsor (Video at YouTube)

WHEN should I use the power of bullet points?

Bullet points are used to list out items in your content. They help you effectively communicate your message because they capture the attention of readers who prefer to scan your content. Think about it … scanners love bullet points, right?

How to Write Bullet Points People Actually Want to Read | Robert Bruce (Text at Copyblogger)

WHY do I feel stuck in a rut?

For many people, days are starting to blend together. Our lives for the past year have consisted of the same places, people, and circumstances day after day, and this can result is a sense of “stuckness” or being in a creative rut.

Unleash Your Creativity With The Dailies | Todd Henry (Audio at Accidental Creative)

HOW do I run a design workshop?

Full product solutioning with Design Thinking typically can’t be achieved in an hour, but this quick session is effective for helping participants experience the Double Diamond approach from start to finish and understand how an organization can benefit from this innovation-driven process.

Design Thinking in an Hour: Workshop Framework | Miquel Rodriguez (Type at Netmind)

And, as always, please give the creator feedback on their original post. Whose piece above stood out for you? What would you like more or less of? Other ideas? Please let me know. Just send a tweet to @joenewbert and put #5W1H at the end so I can find it.

Keep growing.


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