Work inspiration with
Jan Jursa

  • Jan Jursa

    Jan Jursa

    Information Architect from Berlin | Auhor of ebook "UX Storytellers"

My name is Jan Jursa. I am an Information Architect. Born in Prague now living in Berlin. I curate UX related content on twitter (@IATV) and host two podcasts (IATV Radio, Abends in der Kreativwirtschaft). I am Editor in Chief of a free eBook (UX Storytellers) and run a popular Video Blog (IA Television). I co-organize a networking event called Berlin IA Cocktail Hour. Together with friends I run three conferences (German IA Summit, MobX Mobile UX Summit, MEDlove). 

I run a few other websites as well. But who cares. I don't wanna bore you. I have a regular day job in an agency somewhere in Berlin. 

I don't wanna bore you. I have a regular day job in an agency somewhere in Berlin

Hardware

2010 MacBook Pro 15'', old iMac, Nokia N9, Lumia 800, Nexus 4, Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Yeti Microphone. All tools I use for production- or testing purposes.

Software

The usual stuff. Everything from Adobe and Microsoft. I have created wireframes with Axure, OmniGraffle, PowerPoint, Pidoco, Balsamiq, Flui UI, Cacoon and many of more. For podcasting I use Skype, Audio Hijack Pro, GarageBand, Auphonic and so on.

Dream setup

Honestly, I don't know. I love trying out new things and I love gadgets. Should I try to play smart and say pen and paper? Crap, I hate pens and I hate paper! The more digital the better. 

Inspiration

Wait a sec, let me look up "inspiration" on Wikipedia first ... Ah, ok: something about "sudden creativity" I guess. That's easy: loud and fast music. Listen, I am too rich to be an artist but too poor to be a philanthropist. Inspiration? I don't know. I make stuff because I can.

Listen, I am too rich to be an artist but too poor to be a philanthropist. Inspiration? I don't know. I make stuff because I can