👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
- The One, Simple Secret To A Successful Career
- Matt Mullenweg: Collaboration Is Key
- Nielsen Norman Group
- Early-career UXers: Your most impressive work is missing from your portfolio
- Best Story Wins
- How People Learn to Become Resilient
- 12 Life Lessons From Mathematician and Philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota
One of the things he taught me early on was make reversible decisions quickly and irreversible ones deliberately, and I still return to that on a weekly basis. If it’s a reversible decision we’ll probably learn a lot more by doing it.Matt Mullenweg
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- What Do You Call a Word with Capitals in the Middle?
- Grelling–Nelson paradox
- Sophrosyne: the art of mindful moderation
- The Rules of Margin Collapse
- Paul Graham
- The Best-Case Outcomes Are Statistical Outliers
- To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself
- It’s time we say goodbye to pixel units
- How to Write Your First Freelance Invoice
Last month, I’ve wrapped-up with the 4th part of a talk that I’ve shared with the UX design team: Documenting your work as a designer. This topic tackles the other side of design work (and any work, in general), which is documenting your experiences and learnings from projects.
- Part 1: The whys and hows – anchor the documentation activity on a purpose
- Part 2: The process – making sense of the documentations and keeping them meaningful
- Part 3: The case of the briefcase & showcase – curations
- Part 4: The work – getting your hands dirty
The talk goes from abstract concepts towards concrete steps in starting a portfolio curation. What each of us actually produced were our top 3 highlights of last year.
- The Nirvana fallacy: when perfectionism leads to unrealistic solutions
- An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt
- How to avoid layout shifts caused by web fonts
- A Few Thoughts On Writing
- Ideas That Changed My Life
- Optimistic UI Patterns for Improved Perceived Performance
- 1,000 True Fans? Try 100
- Alternatives to Spinners on the Web
- Why do we need to be right?
This is the week that I’ve went back to digest two week’s worth of curious readings — from design to stock market to psychology.
- Jootsing: the art of jumping out of the system
- Chamath Palihapitiya closes GameStop position, but defends investors’ right to sway stocks like pros
- The service-based design org
- Culture-based user interface design
- Design and Science
- Validation is a mirage
- Why Tailwind Isn’t for Me
- The Aesthetic-Usability Effect
- Are Meaningful Daily Activities Linked to Well-Being?
- Please Stop Calling Things Archives
- Shopatainment: Video Shopping as Entertainment
Jaycelle requested me to change the color of her blouse from red to mustard. It’s easy with an app, that’s true. However, before all those algorithms and automations, there was a semi-manual way of doing it — using selective colors in Photoshop.
Music: Tweakers by Brian Dys