👋 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. 🥰
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
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
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
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
12 March 2022 update: I’m changing the title of this song from “Lubay” to “Lubay Bulay” so give context to the shifting and contrasting melodies.
Happy Chinese new year! Padaluyin natin ang magandang suerte sa pamamagitan ng pag let go sa mga nakaraan — mapabagay man yan o pangyayari. Hindi man siya madali, kailangan nating subukan.
Sa pag let go lang tayo makaka-move on nang mas magaaan kesa dati. Sa ganitong paraan din magkakaroon ng puwang muli ang mga bago at mas magagandang bagay sa buhay natin.
Related sa letting go and moving on itong tutugtugin ko, na nagsimula sa isang set ng chords na ayaw akong lubayan, parang siyang LSS. Parati ko siyang tinutugtog para mahanap ko yung tamang timpla pero hindi ko talaga makuha. Parang gusto niyang ipanganak sa mundo regardless sa hitsura niya. Ganun pa man, tatapusin ko na siya para lubayan niya na ako.
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Lubay – Brian Dys Podcast on YouTube
Lubay on Spotify Podcast
Lubay by Brian Dys Intro Verse Dmaj7 - Amaj7-E - Fm-G(hold) Dmaj7 - A7,maj7-E - G-Fm-Em(hold) Chorus 1 Bb - Cm - F - Gm Bb - F - Em - Am Bb - F - Em - Am-A7(hold) Verse 1 Dmaj7 - Amaj7 - E - Fm-G Dmaj7 - A7,maj7 - E - G-Fm-Em(hold) G - A7(hold) Chorus 2 Bb - Cm - F - Gm-F Bb - F - Em - Am-A7(hold) (To hi) Bb - Cm - F - Gm - G#-Bb Chorus 3 Eb - F#m - Bb - Eb-Bb Eb - F#m - G# - Gm-F-Bb(hold) Verse 2 Dmaj7 - Amaj7-E - Fm-G(hold) Dmaj7 - A7,maj7-E - Fm-G(hold) Verse 3 Dmaj7 - Amaj7 - E - Fm-G(hold) Dmaj7 - A7,maj7 - E - G-Fm-Em(hold) G-Fm-G(hold) G-Fm-Em(hold) G - A7(hold) Outro Chorus Bb - Cm - F - Gm-F Bb - F - Em - Am-A7 (To hi) Bb - Cm - F - Bb-F Bb - F - Em - G-Fm-Em(hold)
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At the core, anxiety and feelings of overwhelm feed one another. The more overwhelmed you are, the more anxious you feel; the more anxious you are, the more overwhelmed you feel.
Relevancy is an important attribute of information, determined by its context and the pre-existing knowledge of the information consumer. With relevancy, people are able to make information out of plain data. Adding context to a data set is the way information can be used by humans.
If you’re a designer or developer, it’s your job to push back on the notion of consistency when it begins to affect a user’s experience. Remember design is how it works, and work is not the same on every device.
One important component of hype is thus a set of promises of what the technology can achieve in the future for you dear reader. These might range from solving a particularly annoying problem to creating new markets, making you heaps of money, or even revolutionizing a whole field and changing society as a whole.