Mentorship is a common concept in our circles, universally accepted as a good idea. A necessity, even. Nobody thinks you shouldn’t have a mentor. And a few years on the job market, many of us start to vaguely think that we should be mentors, too. Share our experience! …

Follows part I.

Next are the practices that we organically developed throughout the course of the project.

Last year, I climbed onstage with Mael Inizan to introduce our customer experience project with Eurotunnel, the Channel operator, at an enterprise design conference themed “Better Futures”.

The project was a huge undertaking and success was not a given. There were many firsts for everyone involved. …

Design sprints have seen massive adoption in the past few years, driven by widely available resources and enthusiastic communities of practice. As our collective practice grows, their utility as a problem-solving tool has grown, too. …

In the past few weeks Paris has had big grey skies with fleeting moments of clear blues and bright sunlight, while still remaining cold and rainy. It’s not spring yet, regardless of the increase in pollen that’s starting to make me sneeze.

Inviting people into conversations

A brighter beam of sunlight was an observation…

The ResearchOps community organises remote town hall sessions to explore different perspectives of #ResearchOps. For the 4th edition, we had the pleasure of welcoming Arnab Pal from Clinton Health Access Initiative.

Drawing on lessons from a recent study undertaken in rural Punjab with Hepatitis C patients, Arnab presented the challenges…

Wat Saman Rattanaram in Chachoengsao, a 2hr drive from Bangkok

Saying our new year prayers

In Tokyo, we would typically visit a shrine or temple (or both) to put forth prayers and good vibes into the universe for the coming year. This year we greeted the new year in Bangkok, so one of my sisters used her spider senses and the Internet to identify the…

This week I flew out to Tokyo to start my annual winter trip.

Ran a workshop about Designing your talk topic

As my first activity as an instructor for Women Talk Design, I ran a workshop at AQ’s office for people interested in public speaking. Anyone who’s able to attend a 2hr workshop after work during peak party…

Post-workshop walk at Cap Blanc-Nez on the coast of Calais

One of my highlights of this week was participating in a workshop by Alanna Irving, masterfully facilitated by Nenad Maljković. A group of 20+ of us from all around the globe explored Full Circle Leadership through a series of reflective activities and discussions.

Full Circle Leadership is based on Alanna’s…

Tomomi Sasaki

Strategic design, user experience and conversations. Weeknotes: https://www.ripplet.org/weeknotes

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