So today is my last day (and also a friend’s – Caronne – last day) at one particular organisation where I’ve spent a significant portion of my time over the last few years. In that time:
- I’ve had my eyes opened to political intrigues
- Watched with great interest the myriad of human behaviours and interaction
- Developed into the extremely passionate-about-accessibility-and-usability person that I am today
- Researched, developed and maintained user interface standards (and the associated challenges that the whole process brings)
- Met a lot of interesting people (within and also external to the organisation)
- Run lots of interesting usability sessions
- Facilitated many collaborative design sessions
- Start my Human-Computer Interaction course at University of Queensland
- Helped integrate the user centred design methodology into current practices (still quite a way to go though)
- Lots of relationship building with various people
- Ate lots of cake and sweets (I can’t keep away from team morning teas)
- Did lots of fascinating User Centred Design “stuff”!
I was farewelled with a box of gorgeous flowers, a card with lovely words from many people, and Seasons One and Two of Little Britain (one of my favourite comedy series). Headed out to the B Bar in Kingston with couple of work mates from varying teams. I enjoyed some delicious cocktails (I love cocktails), got enjoyably tipsy and said random mushy stuff to my UCD team mates.
I was really pleased to see the turn out, and really appreciated the effort that people put in to make it (some had to drive out from a different part of Canberra). It gave me lots of warm fuzzies – a good way to end an era.
Good bye old organisation! Hello new organisation!