The Lazy Designer

Nobody can hear you scream

…on a Monday.

While working a day job I learned to avoid certain dead zones in regards to sending out email.

Basically there are certain periods of time where people were too busy to respond to email.

Monday mornings seemed the worst… People were back from a weekend and many seemed to purge their outstanding emails as quickly as they could without reading them (presumably to start the week with a clean slate.) By Monday afternoon most were caught up and important email had a chance of receiving a response.

Another dead period was Friday afternoons. Everybody was ramping up for the weekend and nobody wanted to be handed a major issue right before they left. Fridays were double bad because Friday email often became victims in the Monday purge.

I suspect most work places vary in their dead zones. As well I have heard conflicting advice in regards to social media. Have you found better ‘zones’ to tweet or post in? Do different audiences have different schedules?┬á

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.

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