The day after the workshops
Sunday – The day I’m going home. Finally!
I checked out from Airbnb and went to the Element UX Talks event with my luggage.
Attending the conference
Today I didn’t have to do anything 😉 I could attend the event just as a regular attendee. I was happy because yesterday I didn’t even know what was going on.
In the first half of the day, two of the presentations got my attention.
The first one was about the trends, Z-generation and overall predictions of the future. The second one was filled with a lot of useful content, especially about giving and receiving feedback.
Better feedback – always!
I don’t know a person who wouldn’t like to improve this skill. I took a note about these techniques that the speaker was talking about with the intention to read more about them while coming home.
After a few hours of lectures on this second day of the event – a pretty lazy day I would say – I went to eat.
For the last time, I went to the exact same restaurant 😉
Last hours at the conference
I came back and listened yet another one presentation.
In the meanwhile, I did small talk with few people about general stuff.
Time to go
Nothing interesting happened after that so around 5pm I went to the train station. Yet again, my train was delayed, but this time, only for 15 minutes.
No work on a train this time
Unfortunately, the train was the one where there are no tables you can place your laptop on. I knew that I’m not going to do much during the trip.
I started reading about the feedback techniques I picked up from one of the presentations.
The main technique was methodology called “Radical Candor”.
After diving into the topic I found it interesting. I’ve always preferred concise communication but I always consider it a little bit rude, therefore, not applicable to every situation. Especially not with every client.
This gave me hope that this style of communication can be done with success if executed properly.
Especially in the conjunction with non-violent communication that I was subconsciously doing for some time.
How far is home?
After about 2 hours of reading about stuff, I opened realtime board on my phone and started working on user profiles and value proposition canvas. Later on, I noticed I started to drift off.
The next 2 hours on the train I spent on relaxing, thinking about nothing. Just chilling out.
Finally at home
After I arrived home I sat down in front of the TV and watched the final match of the volleyball world cup. After the game was over I realized that I had to do weekly planning.
I wasn’t in the mood for any work so I decided to move this for tomorrow morning.
I get a shower and went to sleep exhausted even more than in the last days. I’ll finally get rested tomorrow – I thought.
Plan for #029
Working on UX course (tight deadline)