Author Archives: Frances Place

Paris OuiShare Fest 2017

When is a conference not a conference? When it is a festival! Ok, I should have known from the name, but Paris OuiShare Fest was far more than I was expecting. This is not some stuffy conference full of people in office-wear; it’s an outdoor festival experience that combines art, parties and debate to create an eclectic, […]

White October Work Experience  – Alayna’s Story

This week we’ve had Alayna with us on a work experience placement from City of Oxford College. Over to Alayna… Alayna’s Story Hey, I’m Alayna and I have never actually written a blog post before! Day 1 We started the day off with introductions, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I was allocated my own […]

How to be a mentor

This post was originally published on Medium. I recently attended a mentoring workshop as part of the IPA Women of Tomorrow Awards , led by Gwyn March. I was so inspired by it that I wanted to share some of the key points. 1. There is a difference between mentoring and coaching A coach is someone […]

Book Club – ‘Undercover User Experience Design’ by Cenydd Bowles and James Box

The second book tackled by the White October book club was Undercover User Experience Design by Cenydd Bowles and James Box. This post gives a review of the book, what we did in the sessions, what we liked and what we didn’t. Why this book? The idea behind ‘Undercover UX’ is to show you ways that you can […]

Book Club – ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Earlier this year, we started a book club at White October to bring together a group of people wanting to read books for their personal development, but needing motivation and peer support to get the most out of it. Our first book chosen was ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) by David Allen, hoping it would help […]

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