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Vegetables are Hard to Cut

I don’t really know where I got the above observation from, possibly some of my flatmates taking the mick out of me for how I choose to cut vegetables…anyway, this kinda reminded me of an innovation that the centre showed us at the start of term that made cutting easier for amputees. 285 more words

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Videos of the Month

I’m gonna try and create a blog post each month with different videos that I’ve found cool on the internet – sometimes I’ll say something about them, sometimes not. 353 more words

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Interview Techniques/Tools

So over the last couple of weeks, Travis has shared with us some techniques and activities to run during group workshops and one to one interviews to help us get people talking and get the best insights out of people, for use further down the line. 1,112 more words


Where've I Been?

Time for a little bit of honesty…I could very easily write a load of posts in a months stime and backdate them to cover this month but that’s not particulatly healthy for a productive mindset. 685 more words

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Belbin Team Roles

On Tuesday, Sam Crawly – an associate of the Centre and chartered engineer – gave us a talk on something called the Belbin Team Roles. These are a set of nine roles that may or may not all be present in a team at any one time; ideally there should be at least one person per role on a team so that there is a wide behavioural base covered. 678 more words

Tool - Kanban

A lean management and improvement system for human work. Balances demand with available capacity, improving the handling of system level bottlenecks in production. Items are visualised via a “Kanban Board”, work is pulled forward through the board  128 more words


Tool - Scrum Setup

In work management – i.e. project or team management – Scrum is a framework designed for small teams to break  work into actions completed in interations known as  701 more words