Scientists say our genetic predisposition contributes around 50% to how happy we can be; 10% of happiness depends on our current circumstances (money, status etc); and we have lots of freedom to decide to be happy or not.
Are you happy, and what is your secret?
I enjoyed a great talk by Mike Mace on “The Four Mobile Traps” – Lots of great stuff and I was taking notes like crazy! I thought it would be great if I share my notes and thoughts with you, so that more people can avoid these traps :)
These are 6 things I think every UXer should own.
We under invest in relationship infrastructures.
– Alla Zollers
I enjoyed a great talk from Alla Zollers, a UX Consultant who helps companies, teams and individuals achieve greater clarity, meaning, performance and success. “We spend 90% of time communicating and building relationships in our jobs”, said Alla. And I cannot agree more. Then, how to design better professional relationships?
Check out this great guidebook The Mobile Playbook by Google if you are still wondering how much smartphones are going to disrupt industries such as hospitality.
I love Nelson’s description for online readers. We have a reason to be selfish, lazy and ruthless in this overwhelming information era. Most of times we quick scan web pages, pick words/sentences that pique our interest and ignore the rest.
This is a 4-min quick video demo for my “Better Speech” iPhone App fun project, enjoy!
I had a great Friday night with a group of Chinese entrepreneurs and over 200 people who are passionate about innovation, the Internet and Chinese start-ups. I was very impressed by the enthusiastic young founders, their demos, and the panel discussion about innovation and start-ups in China vs. US.
A few weeks ago, I did a web app prototype called “Better Speech” for my Coursera HCI class, now I am happy to announce that the “Better Speech” iPhone 4/4S app prototype is ready for testing! For those who don’t know about “Better Speech”, it is a platform for public speaking lovers/learners to help each other improve speaking skills.
I simply cannot say enough how much I love this book. I read it three times and listened to its audio version at least twice. Lots of inspiring and exciting stories. Most importantly, it reminds me to keep the root causes of my actions in mind – not just what to do or how to do something, but also why I do what I do.