👋 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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So for the individual, the benefit of work-from-anywhere hybrid is geographic flexibility, that I can choose where to live. That can be dictated by cost of living, or proximity to family, choice of food, climate or health condition. There can be a thousand reasons why people like a place.
Emotional reasoning is a form of distorted cognition that can lead to an unwarranted negative opinion of your ability or character. By generating negative thoughts, a downward spiral of anxiety can cause a self-fulfilling prophecy of worsening performance.The danger of emotional reasoning and using our emotions as proof
You need to be cautious about learning by trial-and-error because errors at the beginning can set long-ranging reactions in motion. Establish trust early or expect suspicion for a long time.The art of hosting good online conversations
Google has designed and is implementing these new criteria specifically to improve the speed, interactivity, and layout of your Web site’s pages. This algorithm update is neither arbitrary nor capricious. In building it, Google has actually prioritized the user experience across the online community.Optimizing a Web Site for Google’s New UX Criteria
A businessperson entering into a new partnership, for example, would be wise to step back and take a wide-angle look at the organization he wishes to work with. Then, he should pinpoint the person or people he can help — and make sure to do so.The gentle science of persuasion, part two: Reciprocity
Become real human-being and treat everyone in your team as your superpower, and not just replaceable individuals. Truly caring about your people means setting real values and anticipating the best.
A design playbook operates on the premise that members of a team cycle out every few years, but the need for a solid design system is lasting. Operationalising processes ensures that new members can dive into the deep end right away, and with minimum hiccups.How (and why) to create a design playbook
For the first time, designers have a color system that truly reflects what users see, taking into account a range of variables to ensure appropriate color contrast, accessibility standards, and consistent lightness/colorfulness across hues.The Science of Color & Design
Most mental upside comes from the thrill of anticipation – actual experiences tend to fall flat, and your mind quickly moves on to anticipating the next event. That’s how dopamine works.Now You Get It
You can build institutions and values that make us more likely to trust each other. Religions are capable of bringing people into a larger grouping and insisting that we treat them as fellow human beings.Why Humans Wage War
No strategy is better than its execution. … You can go very, very far with world-class execution whereas you will go nowhere, no matter how brilliant your strategy is … so execution really needs to come first because strategy is not something you can navigate if you don’t know how to execute.
Strong execution lets you test and validate bits of strategy before they become company-changing decisions.Execution > Strategy
Does anyone like the hiring interview? For job applicants, it’s a stressful experience. You meticulously prepare your resume and portfolio materials, arrange your schedule to accommodate interviews, are peppered with random questions or whiteboarding-design challenges, and face the collective judgment of strangers.Hiring Interviews Are Terrible: Smart UX Teams Structure Them
This is the final inversion of blogging: not just publishing before selecting, nor researching before knowing your subject — but producing to attract, rather than serve, an audience.The Memex Method
If you waved a magic wand and made it so that everybody had equalish income today, that would clearly eliminate a lot of misery. But if you enforced equal incomes permanently, you’d create a lot of new problems.Six Questions For Derek Thompson
Tastes change, cultural forces ebb and flow, and the industry needs to ride those waves to survive. It has been said that originality in the truest sense doesn’t exist—that in order to make, you need to take.
Our society is inherently neurodiverse, meaning that there is a diversity amongst brains. Neurotypical brains, autism, ADHD, mental illness, dyslexia, Tourette’s… the list goes on. Therefore, accessibility and acceptance of neurodivergent people (being, divergent from the typical) is not only the future, it needs to be the present.As an autistic jobseeker, please stop perpetuating neurotypical standards of professionalism.
But there’s a glimmer of hope in design systems at the forefront of scale and complexity. It’s a new way of managing the growing diversity of users and interfaces. It has the potential to not only keep up with the current pace of innovation, but to enable new levels of customization and specificity.Functions and the future of design systems
After all, each of them both encountered and reproduced various kinds of social inequities, even as they strove not to, and many created problems that their designers did not foresee.The metaverse is a new word for an old idea
During the months where it felt like I was constantly applying and getting rejected, I found that taking little breaks, like walking my dog or going out to eat with friends, really helped improve my mental health and overall enthusiasm for job searching.I was rejected 357 times before landing my dream job. Here’s what I learned
We conform because we believe that others’ interpretation of an ambiguous situation is more accurate than ours and will help us choose an appropriate course of action.
Smart people respect simple language not because simple words are easy, but because expressing interesting ideas in small words takes a lot of work.Why Simple Is Smart
Safety in numbers, or reliance on the authority of others, can give us the courage to commit to a decision that we might otherwise struggle with.Social proof: is there always safety in numbers?
When you manage a team, you want to have a clear view of everyone’s skills. Not only to be able to fairly evaluate your collaborators, but also to be able to support their up skilling.How to design Skill Grids for your product design team
Corporations discovered that you couldn’t pressure high-performing individual contributors in engineering or scientific roles to keep climbing a people management ladder if they didn’t want to.It’s Time to Fight for a Dual Product Management Career Path
These days, designers largely observe industry best practices to build approachable products. Many of these practices are codified into design systems and easy to implement, making straightforward, well-designed — albeit simply designed — sites and apps ubiquitous.
Think of the machines, then, as beasts. It’s not a new comparison, just the inversion of an old one. Rene Descartes compared the cries of a wounded dog to the sound of a malfunctioning machine; he called animals bêtes-machine.Artificial Animals
As organizations, product complexity, and new feature launches have accelerated, so has the difficulty of maintaining cohesion and consistency. Digital designers need to adopt a systems mindset, finding ways to build scalable solutions to product problems.Software Is Automating Design. What Does That Mean For Designers?
People make sacrifices to fit into what they are told will make them a “good person, “ and not all of those sacrifices are worth it, because they sometimes ask you to harm yourself more than you are helping someone else.You Are Not a “Good Person”
If our fear of the chaos raging around us leads us to put our trust in machines so that we don’t have to trust one another, we relinquish the reciprocity that lets us advance our shared humanity, and those bleak assumptions about humans being immutably selfish turn into self-fulfilling prophecy.Morals in the Machine
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