👋 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. 🥰
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Your time and space are limited. Remove, give away, throw out things in your life that dont spark joy any longer in order to make room for those that do.
The road to the good life, you see, is paved with tears and furrowed brows as well as smiles and laughter.Don’t insist on being positive – allowing negative emotions has much to teach us
Efficiency is highly overrated; Goofing off is highly underrated. Regularly scheduled sabbaths, sabbaticals, vacations, breaks, aimless walks and time off are essential for top performance of any kind. The best work ethic requires a good rest ethic.103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known
Documenting decisions and sharing discussions in virtual spaces is crucial to keeping teams on the same page.Slack Research Reveals These 3 Strategies Can Make Hybrid Workforces More Successful
You want to be sure that you can see yourself not just in the role you’re currently applying for but that there is a career path at the organization that you’re excited about.38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview
Unlike photography, nothing is ever in a painting by accident.
Some psychologists call this constant chasing of pleasure the “hedonic treadmill” because people who are constantly striving for a “better life” end up expending a ton of effort only to end up in the same place.The Disease of More
Many projects begin with principles (ex: easy, simple). But the hard part isn’t coming up with the principles so much as adhering to them or rather becoming subservient to them.Paper at 10
So moderating spam seems to quite clearly enable more free speech by making platforms for speech more usable. Without such moderation, the platforms would get less use and people would be less likely to be able to speak in the same manner.Why Moderating Content Actually Does More To Support The Principles Of Free Speech
While many of us have thought of being a good listener being like a sponge that accurately absorbs what the other person is saying, instead, what these findings show is that good listeners are like trampolines.What Great Listeners Actually Do
By denaturalising everyday professional practice and by throwing surprise into the mix, purposeful serendipity is therefore perhaps another way of emphasising the serious playfulness of successful information discovery: the harnessing of surprise, delight and unexpectedness in the everyday.
Very often it is when we are not seeking an answer that the information serendipitously presents itself, but when we consciously try to find something out, it remains stubbornly elusive, hidden in sources we have not yet imagined to consult.Serendipity and information discovery
Feedback is high leverage because it’s cheap for you to give, and provides high value to the recipient by giving them information early. Their alternative is having to guess at their own performance and behavioral impact.How To Criticize Coworkers
The optimal environment for personal growth of is definitely one where the employee clearly sees the opportunities for an interesting career trajectory.The 3rd dimension of the matrix organization
People think, learn, behave, and experience the world around them in many different ways. Some of this diversity is due to neurological differences.What is neurodiversity?
So take some time at the beginning to clarify: what is it that you intend to learn? Just like in traditional Project Management, it’s hard to do something well if you don’t define first what “doing well” looks like.
Need visual mind-mapping with circles and lines? Maybe you do. But maybe you don’t. Maybe it’s just another distraction, focusing on the tools instead of your thinking.Write plain text files
Removing the grade forced students to pay attention to my comments.I no longer grade my students’ work – and I wish I had stopped sooner
At a high level, the designer creates a product experience that enables each member of your target audience to complete the product journey efficiently and with minimal mental effort.Why Your UX Designer is Your Best Friend – The PM and UX Designer Relationship
This article will first introduce you to some of the different styles used for personal names, and then some of the possible implications for handling those on the Web.Personal names around the world
The more one studies attempted solutions to problems in politics, economics, in art, philosophy, and religion, the more one has the impression of extremely gifted people wearing out their ingenuity at the impossible and futile task of trying to get the water of life into neat and permanent packages.
Without trust we don’t truly collaborate, we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.The Connection Between Vulnerability and Trust in Teams
Genuinely listening to their opinions and feedback allows you to expand your own point of view and try out new things you might not have tried on your own.Why Giving and Receiving UX Design Feedback is Crucial
To be without curiosity is to believe that you already know everything, or even worse, that you know all you want to know. It is a blunting of human experience.Curiouser and Curiouser
There is something powerful about this notion of possibility spaces, both from a theory standpoint, and as a way of seeing. It causes you to approach challenges in a different way. You don’t need to be creative. The creative breakthrough already exists out there in the space of possibility. It’s just waiting to be discovered.Possibility space
When we give from the heart, we do so out of the joy that springs forth whenever we willingly enrich another person’s life. This kind of giving benefits both the giver and the receiver. The receiver enjoys the gift without worrying about the consequences that accompany gifts given out of fear, guilt, shame, or desire for gain. The giver benefits from the enhanced self-esteem that results when we see our efforts contributing to someone’s well-being.
Slow down. When people are tired, stressed, and loaded, it is very hard for them to listen, acknowledge, and respect. If we’re pushed to the limit, we get snappy. Perhaps, in concrete terms, you can promote sane working hours and have regular unstructured time.Of Course Psychological Safety…But How?
People who can be productive everywhere have significantly greater personal and organizational resources than those who can’t be productive anywhere.The Future Of Work: Productive Anywhere
A grand-tour question at the beginning of an interview is like setting the scene for a story: we have a preview of the landscape that we can use to build upon throughout the interview.6 Mistakes When Crafting Interview Questions
Many concepts can be explained concisely, in simple language, and we should all strive for clarity. But the aphorism is a mistake, for a number of thoughts approximate the carpenter’s craft, and to meaningfully reveal them requires time and attention.Long Distance Thinking
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