For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314 £30

in a great condition ..

Price and currency: £30
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT,PPG
Location: London
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For Sale – Price Reduced – High spec Gaming pc and 27” gaming monitor

Selling on behalf of my son. Still a very good spec and also includes ASUS VP278H 27” FHD 1920×1080 gaming monitor (upgraded the original one). See attached for full spec and original cost which for pc and monitor was £1,520 so I think this is a very good price.
I don’t think we have boxes so collection preferred but we could deliver around Guildford area and my son works in Egham so that’s also possible (and in between the two).

Price and currency: £800 £500 without monitor, £600 with monitor

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Location: Guildford
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For Sale – Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13″ touch bar model 256GB SSD, AppleCare till Sept 2020!, .PENDING SALE

Change of plan forces the sale of my Apple MacBook Pro 13″ model 2017 with TouchBar.
It was purchased on these very forums.

Previous for sale thread here;

For Sale – 13” MacBook Pro 2017 with AppleCare until Sept 2020 – £1100

it is in beautiful immaculate condition with a screen to die for and the added bonus (and safety) of AppleCare until the 12th Of September 2020, so over 2 years of warranty left.

Battery count is 9.

Comes boxed with adaptor and lead. Barely used and it shows.

The price is only £950 inclusive of special delivery postage via Royal Mail. My feedback speaks for itself. Collection also welcome. NOW SOLD

Payment via Bank Transfer only.

Price and currency: £950 PENDING SALE SOLD SOLD SOLD
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer only
Location: Banbridge County Down Northern Ireland
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Surface Pro 4 8gb 256SSD + Keyboard Cover Boxed

Hi All

I have for sale my immaculate condition Surface Pro 4 with Keyboard and Pen.

I have owned this from new for nearly 2 years, only been my server login machine and occasional media player when away from home.

It is in perfect condition, screen has zero scratches, and case only has a blemish near the charging port and where the keyboard attaches. Its been in a full cover case for its entire life. There are a few lightbleed patches around the screen (most if not all pro’s suffer with this) and I will post pictures later when dark to show this. They are not visible in use, only on the pitch black start screen.

Its been a great laptop tablet, but hardly every get used so decided to sell on. Perfect for any student, great for note taking and drawing for college/uni!! Has great specs with the I5-6300U, 8gb ram and 256 ssd drive so will last for quite a while.

Any questions please ask

Thanks

Tim

Price and currency: £460
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Stourbridge
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For Sale – HP Chromebook – £70

Hi Guys,

Having a bit of a clearout, up for sale is my chromebook thats had very little use.

specs: Tesco direct: HP 14-x000na, 14″ Chromebook, nVidia Tegra K1, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD – Blue

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comes with laptop and charger. small mark on the top by the chrome logo however looks like it should clean off.

No box so this will need to be collected

Price and currency: 70
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash on collection, BT
Location: Windsor, Berkshire SL4
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For Sale – ASUS N56V Laptop

Selling my trusty ASUS N56V laptop which is in overall great condition. I realise it’s not a new model and is a few years old but I have been using it daily and it has never once skipped a beat. A nice and zippy laptop, especially given the SSD.

Windows 10 Pro
240GB Solid State Hard Drive
8GB RAM
2GB dedicated graphics
Quad Core i7 Processor
Blu-ray Drive
Bluetooth
15.6″ 1080p screen
4 x USB3 ports with one a Quick Charge Port
SD card reader
Bang & Olufsen speakers

Comes with the wall charger and (I’ll have to check if I still have it) the original box. Only looking to sell as I’m finally getting round to getting myself an iMac and moving away from Windows.

Was £900 when originally purchased and I think I have given it a fair price given its specs but offers welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or Collection
Location: Belfast
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For Sale – GTX1060 6GB & 1050Ti 4GB GPUs with warranty

I’ve decided to do some consolidation of my mining rigs (and use some parts to build a PC for the first time!) so am selling the following cards:

2 x MSI Geforce GTX 1060 Armor 6GB OCV1 @ £175 each
(link to card on MSI site)

2 x Zotac Geforce GTX 1050Ti OC Edition @ £100 each
(link to card on Zotac site)

All cards have been run gently at 60% power running at around 45-50c (for the 1050Ti) and 50-55c (for the 1060) in a well ventilated room.

The 1060 were bought from Amazon UK in January 2018 and have the remainder of a 3 year warranty remaining, the 1050Ti were also purchased from Amazon UK in February 2018 and have the balance of a 2 year warranty remaining. They all have their original boxes, packaging etc. I can add photos if anyone is interested in buying.

Collection also welcome.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: COD/ BT/ PPGift/ Cryptocurrency
Location: Cardiff, Wales
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For Sale – Dell Vostro 260S / i7 2600 3.4GHz / 8 GB RAM / 500 GB HDD/ Windows 10 Pro

Dell Vostro 260S in VGC and full working order.

It’s a very capable bit of kit!

Intel i7 2600 Quad Core 8 Thread CPU 3.4 GHz

2 x 4 = 8 GB DDR3

500 GB SATA HDD

DVD-R/RW Drive

Onboard Graphics (Nvidia 7300LE Graphics Card? I had this laying around doing nothing so I’ve installed it and it is working but because it is an older card I’m not giving any guarantee on it. I can remove it if you would prefer not to have it).

http://euro.dell.com/uk/en/corp/Desktops/vostro-260s/pd.aspx?refid=vostro-260s&s=corp

Full spec on link above

Software installed below to get you started

Windows Windows 10 Pro Activated and Updated through Microsoft upgrade program.

AVG Internet Security Activated and Updated

Nero 10 Platinum HD

Power Cable

I prefer collection but I can post/deliver if required.

Price and currency: £160.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on Collection
Location: Waltham Cross/HERTS/EN8
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For Sale – Price Reduced – High spec Gaming pc and 27” gaming monitor

Selling on behalf of my son. Still a very good spec and also includes ASUS VP278H 27” FHD 1920×1080 gaming monitor (upgraded the original one). See attached for full spec and original cost which for pc and monitor was £1,520 so I think this is a very good price.
I don’t think we have boxes so collection preferred but we could deliver around Guildford area and my son works in Egham so that’s also possible (and in between the two).

Price and currency: £800 £500 without monitor, £600 with monitor

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Location: Guildford
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Skip User Research Unless You’re Doing It Right — Seriously


Skip User Research Unless You’re Doing It Right — Seriously

Is your research timeless? It’s time to put disposable research behind us

Focus on creating timeless research. (Photo: Aron on Unsplash)

We need to ship soon. How quickly can you get us user feedback?”

What user researcher hasn’t heard a question like that? We implement new tools and leaner processes, but try as we might, we inevitably meet the terminal velocity of our user research — the point at which it cannot be completed any faster while still maintaining its rigor and validity.

And, you know what? That’s okay! While the need for speed is valuable in some contexts, we also realize that if an insight we uncover is only useful in one place and at one time, it becomes disposable. Our goal should never be disposable research. We want timeless research.

Speed has its place

Now, don’t get me wrong. I get it. I live in this world, too. First to market, first to patent, first to copyright obviously requires an awareness of speed. Speed of delivery can also be the actual mechanism by which you get rapid feedback from customers.

I recently participated in a Global ResOps workshop. One thing I heard loud and clear was the struggle for our discipline to connect into design and engineering cycles. There were questions about how to address the “unreasonable expectations” of what we can do in short time frames. I also heard that researchers struggle with long and slow timelines: Anyone ever had a brilliant, generative insight ignored because “We can’t put that into the product for another 6 months”?

The good news is that there are methodologies such as “Lean” and “Agile” that can help us. Our goal as researchers is to use knowledge to develop customer-focused solutions. I personally love that these methodologies, when implemented fully, incorporate customers as core constituents in collaborative and iterative development processes.

In fact, my team has created an entire usability and experimentation engine using “Lean” and “Agile” methods. However, this team recognizes that letting speed dictate user research is a huge risk. If you cut corners on quality, customer involvement, and adaptive planning, your research could become disposable.

Do research right, or don’t do it at all

I know, that’s a bold statement. But here’s why: When time constraints force us to drop the rigor and process that incorporates customer feedback, the user research you conduct loses its validity and ultimately its value.

The data we gather out of exercises that over-index on speed are decontextualized and disconnected from other relevant insights we’ve collected over time and across studies. We need to pause and question whether this one-off research adds real value and contributes to an organization’s growing understanding of customers when we know it may skip steps critical to identifying insights that transcend time and context.

User research that takes time to get right has value beyond the moment for which it was intended. I’m betting you sometimes forgo conducting research if you think your stakeholders believe it’s too slow. But, if your research uncovered an insight after v1 shipped, you could still leverage that insight on v1+x.

For example, think of the last time a product team asked you, “We’re shipping v1 next week. Can you figure out if our customers want or need this?” As a researcher, you know you need more time to answer this question in a valid way. So, do you skip this research? No. Do you rush through your research, compromising its rigor? No. You investigate anyway and apply your learnings to v2.

To help keep track of these insights, we should build systems that capture our knowledge and enable us to resurface it across development cycles and projects. Imagine this: “Hey Judy, remember that thing we learned 6 months ago? Research just reminded me that it is applicable in our next launch!”

That’s what we’re looking for: timeless user insights that help our product teams again and again and contribute to a curated body of knowledge about our customers’ needs, beliefs, and behaviors. Ideally, we house these insights in databases, so they can be accessed and retrieved easily by anyone for future use (but that’s another story for another time). If we only focus on speed, we lose sight of that goal.

Creating timeless research

Here’s my point: we’ll always have to deal with requests to make our research faster, but once you or your user research team has achieved terminal velocity with any given method, stop trying to speed it up. Instead, focus on capturing each insight, leveling it up to organizational knowledge, and applying that learning in the future. Yes, that means when an important insight doesn’t make v1, go ahead and bring it back up to apply to v2. Timeless research is really about building long-term organizational knowledge and curating what you’ve already learned.

Disposable research is the stuff you throw away, after you ship. To be truly lean, get rid of that wasteful process. Instead, focus your research team’s time on making connections between past insights, then reusing and remixing them in new contexts. That way, you’re consistently providing timeless research that overcomes the need for speed.

Have you ever felt pressure to bypass good research for the sake of speed? Tell me about it in the comments, or tweet @insightsmunko.


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