👋 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. 🥰
Pay transparency applies only to the numbers. However, there are cases where various factors determine why an individual’s salary can be higher. It could be something simple like geography, cost of living, or working conditions — to something more complex, private and specific to an individual.The politics of pay transparency in design
A future where engineers, executives and PMs make the bulk of the conceptual decisions because the barriers to entry when it comes to making design decisions—in the form of craft skills—have all but been removed.A Future Of Design Without Designers?
A failure to identify the true costs of something you’re pursuing, with too much emphasis on financial costs while ignoring the emotional price that must be paid to win a reward.Little Flaws
When you feel lost in ambiguity, ask a different question. The perfect question is a key to clarity. It unlocks truth and opens minds.The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture by Scott Belsky
In a lot of cases, obsolescence is triggered by external changes in a world in which things are connected: when one evolves the others have to evolve as well.Design for Obsolete Devices
Conversely, when I see programmers not launching features quickly, the issue is often overengineering. Or when engineers do launch quickly but the quality is bad, then the issue is usually under-engineering or sloppy code.Code-first vs. Product-first
Your answer will help you identify what has to happen to get to the outcome you desire. And your answer will be rooted in your values. All of these components give you agency and a kind of control.When Managing Through Ambiguity, Develop a Clear Vision
Without a dedicated designer on the scrum team, what you have is a software engineering team and, while that team will absolutely deliver a user experience, it will not be of the same level of quality without a designer’s input.5 Rules For Integrating UX with Agile Scrum
It’s not just about ‘everything going well and smoothly.’ Stretching and going through uncomfortable experiences, there is value in that.”Psychologists say a good life doesn’t have to be happy, or even meaningful
A transformation is possible when you have a “constructor” that can perform a task and then retain the capacity to perform it again.How to Rewrite the Laws of Physics in the Language of Impossibility
In an ideal world, people would, like a self-teaching computer, immediately adopt a better idea. But humans are not computers and if we care to work with people and not just with information and data, we must adapt.Too Smart for Your Own Good
The most common mistake people make when evaluating new technologies is to focus too much on the “doing old things better” category.Doing old things better vs doing brand new things
If you have skills, commitment and passion, careers tend to take care of themselves. Over the long haul, it really doesn’t matter if you have a few years when your career is in canter mode while you prioritise young children.The career advice I wish I had at 25
The idea that our brains are essentially Russian dolls of diminishing complexity is a concept that’s fairly easy for us to grasp. That’s part of why this myth is so compelling, Barrett says, especially when the truth can’t be boiled down to a neat, simple idea.It’s Time To Correct Neuroscience Myths
But it’s important to ask: Are immoral people attracted to industries where there are big rewards for bad behavior? Or do big rewards for bad behavior cause good people to slide into immorality, justifying their decisions along the way?Other People’s Mistakes
Social media more generally have overturned naming and credentials practices. The good side is the neutering of titles. The bad side is the elevation of popularity in their place.Stop Calling Professors ‘Professor’
As long as we are willing to progress toward some designed solution, we can learn where the design has fallen short once it’s out and in the world. Then our job shifts to be adaptable and responsive.
Reading this I audibly gasped because I suddenly realized that’s why design systems work is so hard to describe—it’s a hyperobject!
Without the distraction of unnecessary detail, you are less likely to fall into the restrictive trap of thinking “but we have always done it this way”. Thinking in an abstract manner allows you to come up with new perspectives that are creative, and in many cases, better than the ones stemming from fixed ideas.
Data visualization is the translation of data into visual representations to communicate some significance. Raw data is encoded by position, shape, size, symbols, and color. This encoded graph is then decoded through the human visual system to gain understanding. Without this understanding, there are no benefits to the viewer.
As technologies and methods advanced, workers in all industries became able to produce much more value in a shorter amount of time. You’d think this would lead to shorter workdays.
Practice is more than just repetition of behavior—it’s a movement of energy that creates a fissure in us to reveal what’s within. More movement, more revelation.
Those were the three devices that kicked off the scientific revolution in the 17th century. It was the MTC stack. The microscope, telescope, clock stack. What every cultured full-stack gentle-scientist had to master in 1687.
When you are the smartest person in the room, you inevitably become a teacher. Everyone else fills out a skill hierarchy where they are either teacher or student depending on who they interact with in the same room.