On the loss of passion…

Something strange has been happening to me over the last 1,5 year or so. I’ve lost interest and passion for things that I had been doing for a long time. I made a huge decision in June this year. I quit playing my clarinet in an orchestra. For more than a year I barely had […]

Do you even lift?

I was 32 years old, working an office job and had had trouble with my back for a couple of years already. I tried a lot things: yoga, physical therapist, lots of walking, not being stuck at my desk for too long by taking breaks, working on my posture, you name it. But nothing truly […]

Chain Testing Notes example

I haven’t blogged for ages and my writing feels rusty, but I’m back with a post about testing notes. I posted on Twitter that I shared my testing notes with people at work every day and four colleagues told me that they liked the notes. They liked them because they provided clarity and transparency about […]

Watch my talk “Mapping Biases to Testing” for free

I gave my talk about the role of cognitive biases in testing at TestBash Manchester 2018. It’s available for free on the Dojo. Watch it HERE! The description for the talk is: We used to believe in the statement: “testers should be objective”. This translated to separate test teams because letting testers work together with […]

Mapping Biases to Testing – Hypocognition

“What is hypocognition? If you don’t know, you’ve just experienced it.” In my opinion, there is no better way to introduce the concept of hypocognition than the sentence you just read.  “Hypocognition, a term introduced to modern behavioral science by anthropologist Robert Levy, means the lack of a linguistic or cognitive representation for an object, […]