It has been quite a while since I felt exhausted like today.
Before, between and after a marketing call with Adam and a meeting with The Swinging Cat, I spent all of today with Lurnea, who joined us from Academy Xi for a week to audit the user experience when they first use VIVA. At this intersection of marketing and product, we ask the question - are we giving users what our marketing promised to deliver? Her work is intended to complement the work done by Dave, who prepared a red-flags audit of VIVA's current user experience and user interface.
After spending the last couple of weeks introducing a new feature into the apps - the guest map screen - we are now at a stage where we have the luxury of thinking about how to fix 20% of VIVA to gain an 80% lift in user experience. I am calling September and October our Pareto months (this is despite no one else on the team calling them the same).
I need to stop thinking about work all the time. Even tonight, where I wanted to spend it relaxing at trivia at the Quarrymans, a thought whispered... maybe I could talk the trivia master into signing up to VIVA...
There was just enough sense left in my fuel tank to stop mixing work and play. Sadly there was not enough to remember the name of the movie "The Departed" to win just one more point.