... Or why we love working with people. Two weeks we had the final user research session with my original user group here in Maribor. It was June (at least I think it was) that Ana from GDS approached me if I can "lend" her my über powerful user group with whom I've been working on my PhD research projects. GDS had the goal to design the toilet cistern and they decided to do proper user research and involve users in the design process. And we love them for that :) Together with Maruša we helped Ana and David from GDS organize and facilitate three design workshops with 10 participants. The last one was more of a test session which ended with an absolute climax - David introduced the final prototype which was accepted with a loud and homogenous "WOW." The participants were literally awed. Both Ana and David did an amazing job, and the participants were especially happy because they actually saw the end result, the finalised cistern (we are waiting with the photos of it for now :) ). Once again, great job GDS and thanks to all who participated in the research. They will also be the first buyers of the cistern, we are sure about that. Wish more companies were opening their processes like that and going for a certain win-win.