The first two weeks

I have just finished my first two weeks with Tangible ux. I am acclimating to working from home and have to make the extra effort to stay in touch with friends – dinners, brunch, events etc. – rather than relying on socializing at work. I am tending to get a LOT more done in general, although after the first two weeks, I realized I hadn’t done any photography or photo work since actually starting. Sitting all day at my computer is quite a deterrent to spending all evening at the computer.

I am enjoying the outreach, however. Catching up with old coworkers who are now consulting and looking into the possibilities of collaborating again. The cold calling – I am looking for developers we can work with on an ongoing basis – is about to begin and I am more nervous about that. It’s not like I actually have a project yet – just trying to get to know people and their capabilities so that when the time comes, I know who to call on with the right skills.

The best part though, is that I already have a solid opportunity for my first project or group of projects and a couple of other potentials to explore next week. If these come through, then I may be busy into next year. Not bad for a couple weeks of work.

So far, so good – and no regrets!

current: partner, tangible user experience :: a full-service user experience design consulting firm. former Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. dse. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.

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