Blog / Martyn Evans

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2020 at Unboxed: the year in review
December 14, 2020
2020 really has been one of the most challenging years that I can remember, with three things in particular taking their toll on me personally and those around me. Ongoing Brexit shenanigans carried us into the year with tremendous uncertainty, t...
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Promenade: Looking for help to test the MVP
June 15, 2020
A couple of months ago, we kicked off an internal project within Unboxed to create an application that would allow patients to capture Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and share them with their clinical team. You can read a little more ...
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UX Healthcare online conference 2020
May 21, 2020
On Thursday 14th March, Melanie Martin (Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Rheumatology at Guy’s and St. Thomas, Topol Digital Fellow and NHSX Clinical Advisor) and I gave a talk at the UX Healthcare 2020 online conference. Our session for t...
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Promenade: Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to keep ...
April 14, 2020
Early last year, Unboxed worked with the rheumatology team and patients at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to launch a new digital service supporting patients with long-term conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Our hypothesis was t...
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Shaking up early product development, part 2: The Minimum Viable Pr...
May 4, 2016
An MVP is a Minimum Viable Product. This is the smallest possible thing that delivers value and you can learn from. Your MVP can usually be thought of as your initial product; the first thing you try to sell to your customer. But your MVP can help...
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Shaking up early product development, part 1: Using journey mapping...
April 27, 2016
We’re all trying to create a product or service that is valuable to our users. So it’s important to remember that the only people who can really think like our users are our users. Looking at our product or service through the eyes of our us...
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Learning in Local Government through Discovery
January 11, 2016
There’s a lot of content available online about doing agile with local councils - talks, conferences, case studies, white papers, etc. A lot of content guiding us to knowing what this should look like. But what does this really look like in practi...
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An E-xperience in Colombia
November 26, 2015
Public Digital Innovation I received a surprise invitation in September from Angelica Bello (@hracangie) from the Colombian Ministry of ITC (@Ministerio_TIC) to speak at their annual e-xperience event (@Gobiernoenlinea). This two day conference i...
Product Management versus Product Ownership
October 12, 2015

We talk a lot about ownership at Unboxed. We feel it really encapsulates the combination of empowerment and responsibility that makes people effective and happy. So how does this work in a product team with both a Product Owner and a Product Manag...

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Thinking product at Mind the Product 2015
September 14, 2015
I’ve been thinking and talking recently about whether “product” is the right word for what I do. I speak to many people like me (oddly, many of them with fine art degrees) who sit somewhere between design, technology and business and end up as “pr...
Being lean in the NHS
December 16, 2014

At LeanConf in Manchester last month, there was much talk of how one should apply Lean Startup principles and processes (with passion!), both in startups and in the enterprise, but less evidence of people actually doing it. With this in mind we&r...

Filling Gaps
October 10, 2014

We’re not big on job titles at Unboxed Consulting and if you have the smarts to get through the door you can pretty much grab any one that takes your fancy assuming there’s no reasonable resistance. I took “Head of Product” without m...

Rapid UI prototyping and getting on the Rails
September 26, 2014

Having only been in my current position for ten months, there are many members of the Unboxed team I haven’t had the pleasure to work with yet, Chris (Crystal) Carter being one of them. When we both found ourselves “on the bench” a couple ...

The "r" in lean
April 22, 2014

Lean UC NYC 2014 was a jam-packed three days (four with the Balanced Team meetup) and there is no way I can accurately reflect what so many great speakers had to say but here are a few personal takeaways from day one. In general the focus for alm...