Today I'm one week (and one day – I'm a little late writing this) into the role at the Money Advice Service and I have to say so far it feels as though I never took any time off at all ...but in a great way! There's a couple of projects that I've been able to dive into and that really helped get me up to speed.
Amongst other things I've been looking how we can improve the user registration and email newsletter sign-up process. This has involved looking at best practice and design patterns across the web and translating those against the needs of our users. In the main its quite a simple thing but catering for the various edge cases adds some complexity. I intend to write up our findings in a more generic fashion some time soon!