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Hello! I’m a UX designer, product manager, events organiser, potter and sketchnoter. I design digital products and services for scientists, at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

I’ve co-organised the Cambridge Usability Group, a local UX meetup, since 2009 with Francis Rowland. I helped establish Service Design in Government in 2014 and over the last few years I’ve also co-organised UX Cambridge, and previously UX Scotland, with the amazing team at Software Acumen.

I’m a keen sketchnoter and my sketchnotes have been featured in The Sketchnote Handbook and 143 Visuals To Inspire You To Take Action.

I enjoy public speaking and from time to time I speak at events and run workshops.

In my spare time I make contemporary porcelain ceramics.

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Mike Atherton on Using Domain Models in IA | The Understanding GroupPosted on12:58 pm - Jul 18, 2011

[…] grateful to Michele Ide-Smith for her thoughtful blog post recounting Mike Atherton’s presentation last month to the […]

Gamestorming » Blog Archive » Challenge CardsPosted on1:47 am - Jan 26, 2012

[…] Michelle Ide-Smith wrote a great blog post called Playing with Challenge Cards where she shares some insights into how to use this game to generate ideas and insights. […]

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