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Honeywell

4.2
  • > 100,000 employees

Negar Kamyar

6.46 AM

I wake up and hit snooze a couple of times while I swim back to consciousness! I have a light breakfast and then get ready to drive to the Honeywell office while grooving to some of my favourite tunes.

8.30 AM

Once I reach my desk, I try and get ahead of the game by taking care of emails until 9.00 am, when my colleagues start trickling in. That means it’s time to grab coffee and have a short ‘walk and talk’ with the gang, which is a great way to start the day.

A young professional at her work desk

9.00 AM

Back at my desk, it’s time for a remote call with global teams. We discuss the projects each team is working on and make sure we’re all on the same page where they intersect. One of the reasons I love working at Honeywell is chatting to people from all over the world.

I also meet with the development teams. We work according to an agile scrum system and usually one or two UX designers manage a ‘dev’ team, and they can ask us any UX related questions they have about the ‘sprint’ works.

10.00 AM

At 10.00 am, I plan my tasks for the rest of the day. I usually split them into two groups, short term and long term. It helps me manage my time more efficiently and make sure nothing gets away from me! Then I get to work. 

We always hold a ‘stand-up’ at 11.00 am. This is a quick, casual meeting during which everyone shares what they achieved yesterday, what’s happening today and any ‘blockers’ to success, so everyone can pitch in with ideas on solving them.

Young professionals in a stand-up meeting

12.00 PM

Lunch – of course, one of my favourite parts of the day! Even if it’s just 30 minutes, I try to sit outside to get some fresh air and chat with others from different parts of the company. My eyes also need a reboot from staring at the screen. 

Professional having lunch outside the office

12.30 PM

Time to hit the whiteboard, hard! My role right now is about developing new concepts. We’ll come up with concepts as a team, using insights from research to find possible solutions for pain points or a new feature, while keeping business goals and user needs at the forefront. I find whiteboarding and sketching is how I get the most ideation done. That, and coffee!

A young professional in front of the whiteboard

3.00 PM

After coming up with the first design concept, the next step is to have a meeting with my teammates to present my work and get their valuable early feedback. I love this part of the process because sometimes I get surprised by how inspiring everyone's insight is. Teamwork makes the dream work!

A young professional presenting in a meeting

Professional having fun on their team meeting

4.00 PM

After sharing insights, we plan how to move forward. I head off to apply my changes to our existing design documents. Now it’s time for usability testing…

I love testing the designs with real/potential users. I review sessions with our managers and then we organise a time to test them and get more feedback. That’s why UX design is a collaborative design process!

5.30 PM

By 5.30 pm, I’m ready to start winding down. At the end of the day, I’ll look at what’s happening tomorrow and write my to-do list for the next day. I hit the gym straight after work.

7.00 PM

After a shower, I have dinner while watching my favourite series (also known as ‘Netflix and chill’)! I have an online music class three times a week, so also allocate thirty minutes every evening to practice.

10.00 PM

I make my lunch for the next day and get ready to hit the hay. At around 10.00 pm, it’s lights out for this UX soldier!