I wrote this during the height of Black Lives Matter back in Summer 2020. However in light of the recent #NotYourVirus or #JeNeSuisPasVirus, #StopAsianHate, and #RacismIsAVirus movement in response to anti-East-Asian sentiment during these pandemic times I felt as though it’s a better time to publicly share this article.
Despite not facing explicit anti-East-Asian sentiment myself even in light of recent events in North America, I still do know that I’ve experienced subtle bias as an Asian Man in the tech world of North America.
Also, these are some examples of articles that exists now to support what my article…
Well we all know what the design process is, at least we should. But, quick recap, it’s basically this:
Empathizing & Defining, followed by:
Ideating & Prototyping, followed by:
Testing, & Implementing, then rinse, lather, and repeat.
However, most companies don’t follow this to a tee or they follow it loosely because simply put some of them can’t due to their design maturity level. Therefore, “my design process” or anybody’s design process for that matter really depends on the design maturity of the company at the end of the day.
Therefore, I’m going to run through what my process would…
A typical tech company or digital department of a large company can be equivocated to a military organization. And just as a tech team can be as small as a one-person band consisting of a solo tech entrepreneur all the way up to one of the largest tech companies in the world such as the FAAAMily (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft), a military organization can be as small as a commando out in the wild all the way up to the largest militaries in the world with squads, platoons, “companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, divisions, and corps underneath it all.
This article is in response to the following pieces of knowledge / wisdom / research that has been expressed over the last several years on the subject matters of User Experience, Usability, and Customer Success:
Instagram’s mission is all about helping humans create more meaningful connections with each other. As someone who doesn’t use Instagram that often, I would say Instagram and many of the major social media applications out there don’t help me create more meaningful connections with anyone. Most of them fail at achieving this because at a fundamental level — they only enable narcissism to thrive.
Instagram, however, is the one that I find to be the biggest culprit of this. The reason is because all you’re sharing for the most part is images/photos of yourself, your life, and things you care…
The following pet peeves are hopefully things that will resonate with most of you though also hopefully are things that we shouldn’t have to deal with anymore as design’s value is becoming more known. I also don’t mean any offense with any of what are expressed but it is my way of expressing my radical candour as I believe this world lacks it. Radical candour is one of my favourite concepts and I pray more of us practice it.
I’m using these illustrations because they represent my proverbial butt facing the people who utter these phrases (mostly recruiters, but sometimes…
I’m going to start by saying that one of these is not only a design strategy but a business strategy. With that out of the way, let’s kick it off with the one that is the most controversial sounding shall we?
A while ago I had written this article about how I went from hating & being ambivalent towards the world of business & technology respectively to loving both worlds deeply & widely.
In it, I come to the conclusion that the worlds of business & technology if used properly, proficiently, and progressively — can enhance, enable, and empower humanity towards a place of righteousness in the most scalable, sustainable, and systemic of manners.
Ever since then, I came to formulate my raison d’être — the 3 pillars of my life, that which being design + exponential + systems thinking. Within…