The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin

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The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin

  1. The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  2. Who Do You Think of? Contractor OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  3. Who Do You Think of? Student OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  4. Who Do You Think of? Faceless Freelancer OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  5. What is a Freelancer? OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  6. What is a Freelancer? “A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common.” OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  7. What is a Freelancer? “A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common.” OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  8. What is a Freelancer? OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  9. What is a Freelancer? “A person who pursues a profession without a long- term commitment to any one employer ” OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  10. What is a Freelancer? “A person who pursues a profession without a long- term commitment to any one employer ” OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  11. What is a Freelancer? OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  12. What is a Freelancer? “If you're not working for the man, you are freelancing” OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  13. What’s the Difference? Contractor OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  14. What’s the Difference? Small Business OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  15. What’s the Difference? Freelancer OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  16. What’s the Difference? Relationships Small Business Freelancer Contractor OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  17. What’s the Difference? Small Business Freelancer Contractor OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  18. What’s the Difference? Relationships Flexibility Independence Cost structures Small Business Freelancer Contractor OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  19. Deeper Relationships OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  20. Deeper Relationships OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  21. Deeper Relationships Build a good client relationship. Cumulative, ongoing work, means we: ✴Understand the context well ✴Understand the content well ✴Understand the users well OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  22. Deeper Relationships OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  23. Deeper Relationships OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  24. Deeper Relationships The Freelancer goes from faceless to friend. The Company remains faceless. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  25. Last Man Standing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  26. Last Man Standing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  27. Last Man Standing Client reliance on freelancer can be critical. Has complete picture of enterprise direction. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  28. Last Man Standing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  29. Last Man Standing Internal staff may resent being told what to do by freelancer Freelancer can end up just like an employee. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  30. Flexibility OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  31. Flexibility OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  32. Flexibility Structure is good for some projects. Too much flexibility and clients forget why they need you. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  33. Flexibility OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  34. Flexibility Can sometimes do what is actually needed for a project. Can work incrementally. No fixed methodology. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  35. Freelance Robot OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  36. Freelance Robot OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  37. Freelance Robot Treated like a resource for hire OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  38. Freelance Robot OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  39. Freelance Robot Good work may change the perception. You can move on to another gig. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  40. Mentoring OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  41. Personal Mentoring OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  42. Mentoring OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  43. Mentoring Watching people grow. Having others involved and understanding rationale. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  44. Mentoring OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  45. Mentoring Client can become reliant on you being around. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  46. Independence OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  47. Independence OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  48. Independence You provide new eyes & experience. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  49. Independence OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  50. Independence You are the ‘external’ who can be blamed. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  51. Friend or Foe OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  52. Friend or Foe OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  53. Friend or Foe Better margin than other work structures. Interesting work via agencies. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  54. Friend or Foe OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  55. Friend or Foe Undercutting peers. Clients wonder why you are ‘cheap’. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  56. Personal Development OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  57. Personal Development OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  58. Personal Development Avoiding ruts. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  59. Personal Development OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  60. Personal Development You choose what you spend development time on. No BORING compulsory training courses. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  61. Money Matters OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  62. Money Matters OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  63. Money Matters OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  64. Money Matters What you work is what you get. Reliant only on yourself. Some good tax benefits. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  65. Money Matters OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  66. Money Matters What you work is what you get. More extras than you may expect. Managing cash flow. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  67. Admin Curses OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  68. Admin Curses OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  69. Admin Curses OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  70. Admin Curses Invoicing. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  71. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  72. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. Doing Tax. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  73. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. Paying Bills. Doing Tax. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  74. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. Paying Bills. Doing Tax. Time sheets. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  75. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. Paying Bills. Doing Tax. Time sheets. Maintaining your web site. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  76. Admin Curses Writing Proposals. Invoicing. Paying Bills. Doing Tax. Time sheets. Maintaining your web site. BAS. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  77. Admin Curses 300 250 200 Writing Website maintenance Learning 150 Community Internal Workshops & conferences Workshop preparation 100 Freelance 50 0 Sep-07 Oct-07 Nov-07 Dec-07 Jan-08 Feb-08 Mar-08 Apr-08 May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08 Aug-08 OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  78. Marketing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  79. Marketing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  80. Marketing OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  81. Marketing Govt OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  82. Marketing Govt Networking OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  83. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  84. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  85. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) Head Hunters OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  86. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) Head Hunters Peers OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  87. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) Head Hunters Twitter (for real) Peers OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  88. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) Head Hunters Twitter (for real) Peers Online Social Networks OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  89. Marketing Govt Professional Networking Organisatons Web Site (der) Head Hunters Twitter (for real) Peers Online Social Networks Business Segment OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  90. Isolation OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  91. Isolation OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  92. Isolation OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  93. Isolation Lonely OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  94. Isolation Despondent Lonely OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  95. Isolation Despondent Lonely Even Depressed OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  96. Isolation Despondent Lonely Self Doubting Even Depressed OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  97. Isolation Despondent Lonely Self Doubting Even Depressed Out of touch with peers (no contacts) OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  98. Isolation Despondent Lonely Self Doubting Even Depressed Out of touch with Out of touch with peers (no contacts) industry (skill wise) OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  99. Doing the Business OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  100. Doing the Business OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  101. Doing the Business OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  102. Doing the Business Insurance OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  103. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  104. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Insurance OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  105. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Equipment Insurance OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  106. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Equipment Insurance Client Relationships Management OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  107. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Equipment Insurance Bad Debtors Client Relationships Management OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  108. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Equipment Insurance Bad Debtors Client Relationships Budgeting Management OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  109. Doing the Business Insurance Superannuation Workers Comp Equipment Insurance Bad Debtors Client Relationships Budgeting Management Cashflow OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber
  110. Beer 0’Clock Thank You Donna Spencer Gary Barber donna@maadmob.net web@radharc.com.au maadmob.com.au radharc.com.au manwithnoblog.com Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License Sources: Flickr Users - Smeerch , mackz, нσвσ, , FlySi, ToastyKen, Ben Harris-Roxas Some pics used under licence © istockphoto. OZ-IA 2008: The Pleasure and Pain of UX Freestylin’ Donna Spencer & Gary Barber

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