Because GIFs are great. They just are.
We're all fans of the internet. And we all love GIFs to describe how we feel. So why not try to express your office life through some funny moving pictures?
That is where UX REACTIONS comes into play. The Twitter page collects GIFs that match the life of a User-experience designer. While we at APTLY aren't exactly designing all day long, we still can relate to a lot of these posts, especially when they deal with Agile work or daily motivation.
Withouth further ado, here are our 15 favorite GIF Reactions:
1.Working with my jam on
While some can only work in absolute silence, others need some fine tunes in their ear to keep it going. Desk dance parties are definitely a thing.
2.When I send requirements to another scrum team
Well, it is not always that easy to communicate with another team and to align with their process and expectation. You rather have to be careful to get what you want.
3.When the rest of the team is on vacation
Being alone in the office can feel quite lonely. Playing table football on your own or spinning around in your chair can only temporarily help to keep you entertained.
4.When someone says “Oh! One more thing!” at stand-up
We all have that special co-worker who cannot for the love of god keep it short. Of course we do like to hear what our team has to share, but time is money and that stuff is not to waste.
5.When a client says the target group for their product is “everyone”
That is not how we do things around here. Or anyone in Marketing. But we gladly help our customers to figure out who their target group is.
6.When my boss goes on vacation
Ok, I'm just kidding. Of course do we all work hard, even when our beloved bosses are not in the house.
7.When a co-worker goes on vacation and hands off their work to me
Being a holiday replacement for a co-worker is a nice and social thing you just have to do sometimes. Doing double of the work load? Sounds like fun.
8.When we win a new client
I think this one doesn't need explanation. New clients are just amazing.
9.Sprint planning in a room full of developers
From a marketing point of view, it really can be overwhelming and hard to understand when you sit in a developer meeting and try to get what they are talking about.
10.Closing a ticket as Won’t Fix
Aah, what a lovely feeling to just say ‚No‘ sometimes. This of course only happens when criteria aren't properly defined or you just can't get a grip of the problem.
11.When someone suggests something terrible that could actually work
We love being creative and hear ideas that are a little out of the box.
12.When multiple POs think their product is my top priority
Agile working is wonderful. Getting too many tasks that all need to be done yesterday is quite the pain, which is why we have certain structures to keep the work in place.
13.When someone presents my unfinished project…and everybody likes it
At first you are like ‚Oh no no no no no‘ and then it's more like a ‚What… ok.. well, yeah!‘.
14.Working from home
Everything is a bit more relaxed when you can do it from home: Sitting in your pyjamas all day and handle important projects while you lay on the couch.
15.When the product’s features are set by Marketing
This joke is on us Marketers. We always want a product to be the most perfect all-rounder EVER. Sorry development.
What are your favorite GIFs? Can you relate to these reactions? Feel free to share your experience with us in the comments.