Billy Kennedy

Using real world needs of users to influence effective and simple designs.

Billy Kennedy
5 March 2020

During the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), there are some obvious concerns around conducting research with participants in the UK and internationally. Spotless recognises the risks around Coronavirus, and have taken steps to address these, as well as to offer alternative methods of research which will still provide valuable insights and results during this time.

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Billy Kennedy
30 May 2017

This week we are joined by one of our Senior Consultants, Tom Knoll to talk about conducting user research in international markets, and in particular some of the lessons we have learned in the past from doing this. We chat through some of the main techniques involved, as well as some of the useful tips and tricks we’ve picked up. If you have been listening to our Podcast mainly on our website or Soundcloud, why not subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/spotless-podcast/id1208188452?mt=2   Topics covered: Why conduct International User Research Main Challenges involved in conducting research internationally Liaising with Partner agencies Travel tips…

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Billy Kennedy
4 April 2017

This week we are joined by our Project Manager Manisha Patel to chat about Project Management when it comes of UX and Service Design, and in particular the challenges and opportunities with exist in a small agency environment for this. This week is a slightly shorter Podcast but we cover a lot of ground. If you have been listening to our Podcast mainly on our website or Soundcloud, why not subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/spotless-podcast/id1208188452?mt=2 Topics covered: What is Project Management What tools we use What techniques we use Challenges around Project Management in UX and Service Design

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Billy Kennedy
27 March 2017

This week we are joined by Richie Kennedy to chat about Ethnographic Research. Richie and I have both conducted our fair share of Ethno Research so we chat through our previous experiences, pros and cons, and tips on how and why to conduct it.

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Billy Kennedy
21 March 2017

It’s Episode 5 of the Spotless Podcast and this week we are joined by Senior Consultant John Anthony to talk about Behavioural Economics, and in particular how this relates to Service Design and User Experience. John has an ongoing interest in Behavioural Economics and we talk about the impact of Psychology and Biases on consumer behaviours. Apologies for any audio issues on this show, we’re trialling a new (and hopefully better) audio setup but there may be some teething problems!   Short reading list: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions…

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Billy Kennedy
13 March 2017

For the fourth episode of our Podcast I am joined by Senior Consultant Tom Knoll to talk about his work in relation to Learning in Games. Tom chats us through some of the theoretical techniques underpinning this area, as well as some practical applications. We also relate this directly to User Experience and Service design in terms of how gamification can affect the overall customer or user experience.

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