As I walked by Musique Plus on Monday morning, a group of about seven girls were camped out on the front steps of the building wrapped in an assortment of blankets. I only noticed it because it was still pretty cold out. Leaving work that night, the group of \"campers\" had grown and stretched around the block onto Bleury St. — by now the temperature was well below 0°C. I had no idea that all these people were facing another 20 hours outside in the cold. The original group of seven had now been out for at least 10 hours!
Tuesday morning came and the chaos walking up to our agency was pretty intense by 8am Montreal standards; a thousand people waiting to catch a glimpse of the band "One Direction", road closed off, and shrill screams enough to power a city block. Sarah and Warren walked into the crowd and the rest of us unwittingly took part in the scene as those screams pierced our glass windows and drove us all to headphones-mode until it all wrapped up at 3pm.
Great post-mortem with the team today on a project we completed. Lots of talk on how to present a very complex layout to clients/teams.— Plank (@plank) March 28, 2012
We've committed to making post-mortems a key part of every large project we take on in 2012. We've always done them, but in an ad-hoc way and sporadically as it seemed the best fit. The team gathered and closed the doors. I'll use some discretion in talking about this specific project's ups and downs, but I can say that some great and unexpected pieces came out of the review.
One of the largest issues we have to tackle (as do many creative agencies) is how to show ever-complex, single-page, highly interactive designs to clients and everyone involved at an early stage. It's a battle we can win, but it'll take a great workflow to do it. Plank is up to the challenge.
Great use for Google docs — Use Google Docs to Monitor Your Website’s Uptime http://t.co/wLfrRqbM— Plank (@plank) March 28, 2012
A photo we didn't use for our new Facebook timeline cover http://t.co/Jr6Nsf5i— Plank (@plank) March 30, 2012