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The world is full of change, and alteration is happening drastically.
Similar to a frog that lives in a lake. There is a kind of lotus leaf that could be double its size over a night. That means giving the frog only one day to act before the surface is fully covered.
The frog will be dead the next day.
Sounds familiar? It’s a metaphors story of Moore’s law.
Application design is currently on that lake as well. Over five years ago, whenever users encountered an error on an app, they would blame themselves. …
Do you sometimes question yourself if you are making any progress at work?
You may track your progress by earning achievements, completing goals, and reaching milestones. It takes time to achieve these goals, and they do not come to you regularly.
Let me tell you something: our development is similar to the garden I plant at home. It will not magically transform into a garden of healthy and beautiful leaves overnight. I need to learn to distinguish between good and bad signals, be content when it matures healthily, and figure out how to deal with problems as soon as they…
We never stop thinking.
You still cannot stop thinking when reading these words, sipping your favorite coffee, or even sleeping. Meditation and yoga are two activities that promise to help you relax the mind and bring consciousness. However, there is a common misconception that these activities can help us stop thinking.
“Meditation is not stopping thinking. Only until you die do your thinking stop. Meditation is about training the mind to be laid-back, stay restful, and gently pull itself back whenever it wanders.” — Ph.D. Neal Newfield.
We cannot stop thinking because deep in our subconscious is a profound urge…
I structured the Knowledge and Expertise of a User Experience Designer base on levels of creativity. To catch up on this story better, please read my previous article: 5 levels of creativity.
Regards to NN Group:
User Experience is all the aspects of a user when using, interacting with a company, service, or product.
A User Experience Designer (UX Designer) is the person who will go through the design process to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences for users.
If you are a newcomer, you might be confused with Brand Experience, Customer Experience, User Experience. …
How to continue to love and design with the same initial passion through time.
In other words, “How to maintain the inner fire of passion?” is the type of “life question” that is hard to find one true answer for all. However, if we share our experience, it might help others from a different angle.
Therefore, this is not a self-help article that would assist the readers in figuring out an answer to the above question. These are the thoughts of those who are still asking themselves daily: “Is my inner fire still burning?”
From the scientific aspect, what do…
Going to a design university is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I have met inspirational instructors, great friends, good memories, and I have learned various things, which lays a solid foundation for my future work.
After graduating from college in Graphic Design, I chose a different path from what I had learned to become a UX/UI Designer.
I tried to manage in a new field with new domain knowledge and tried to self-learn new abilities. …
Design is hard; sometimes, I want to give up.
It’s hard because we have to make choices of design solutions based on a lot of assumptions. We have to convenience stakeholders based on psychology knowledge, which people still concern about whether it is a science.
Moreover, feedback from stakeholders sometimes is just their feelings, senses, and beliefs. If we don’t acquire people skills and learn how to get quality feedback, it will be a nightmare for designers.
But I have designed for more than 21 thousand hours and keep counting. …
The day that a 1st design option receives approval is always the actual peaceful day on the Earth.
It must be a common joke of Designers, showing how apprehensive they are when receiving Feedback on our designs. There are many reasons to create that apprehension, the most evident are our ego and self-esteem, which are so vulnerable to prevent us from receiving Feedback.
The books Thanks For The Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by two authors: Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen, describe three groups of reasons that obstruct Feedback:
The term “senior” refers to people with high experience, knowledge, and expertise over many years of work. Typically, we will have to go through stages such as Intern, Fresher, and Junior — the challenges at these stages will help raise the capacity and level to begin having outstanding performance.
After a certain amount of time in the organization, you would achieve the senior title. This stage varies depending on qualifications, position, and company, but on average, at least 05 years of experience is required. …