Made Tech Blog

User-Centred Technology

User-centred technology puts users at the core of technology departmental culture. It builds on principles like DevOps and site reliability engineering as much as it builds on the user-first culture of service design and user research.

Why React Is a Game Changer For UI

Key takeaways from React’s approach to user interfaces and how it might impact user interface development at large

Should we be treating software delivery mistakes like plane crashes?

In software development, things occasionally don’t go the way you expected them to. As a team, there are two ways to manage this problem: you can treat them like car crashes, or you can treat them like plane crashes. Both can work, but it’s a choice you should make with your eyes open.

Developers joining user research: an interview

An interview with Elena, a software engineer at Made Tech who loves to join in with user research.

What does good technology look like?

Just as digital service teams are measuring the performance of their products, it’s important also for technology departments and development teams to decide on what good technology looks like so that we can ensure the choices and practices we’re implementing are having a positive outcome for our users.

Balancing discovery and development

In an ideal world, ideas are transformed through discovery and development into desired outcomes and impact. In practice, balancing discovery and development isn’t always easy or a priority.