My notes from a really interesting book “Hyperfocus”: The “Hyperfocus” mode helps you manage attention and become more productive; The “Scatterfocus” mode helps you intentionally wander and become more creative. Check out my write-up in Chinese 《视觉笔记 • 提升个人生产力和创造力的两种聚焦模式》.
It’s amazing how a little bit of imagination can make a big difference in our lives. When we imagine ourselves as stronger, better versions of ourselves, it gives us the courage and motivation to take on new challenges that we might have otherwise been too scared to face. Some people can do this on their own, while others need a supportive environment that encourages them to take risks and try new things.
I know firsthand how important it is to be in a supportive environment. In my personal and professional life, I have faced many challenges, and there were times when I felt like giving up. But with the help of others who believed in me, I was able to push through and overcome my doubts.
Now, I strive to create that same kind of supportive environment for others. When I see someone struggling, I offer them encouragement and guidance, so that they too can imagine themselves as stronger, better versions of themselves. And when I see them succeed, it gives me a sense of pride and fulfillment, knowing that I played a small part in their journey.
I am so glad that I have found a method that works just for me.
Show your radical candor when giving feedback, illustrated by Yingying
What radical candor means and how to give radically candid feedback.
As a UX designer, every time you start working for a new company, or a new team, you need to earn trust from your manager and peers, by answering the following questions:
- What could you bring us as a UX designer?
- Do you have knowledge or expertise in this field (that the product belongs to), and why are you capable of leading the design directions?
- What are your work styles?
Check out my write-up in Chinese《初来乍到，设计师如何在产品团队中拉高信任值》.
Turn Mistakes into Stepping Stones, illustrated by Yingying
How to deal with past mistakes when they make a comeback to your mind and make you feel bummed.
Learning from the book Creative Confidence: reframe a problem to get to its root and focus on the human needs, so that we can explore solutions to provide better user experience. Check out my write-up in Chinese 《视觉笔记 • 重构问题，避免头痛医头、脚痛医脚》.
I’m thankful for the lessons learned in my early career as a designer that has helped me build up my confidence. I would not have been where I am without them. Check out my write-up in Chinese 《寻觅自信之旅》.
Effectively managing and influencing your stakeholders is crucial to the success of a project. So, how to do it? Check out my write-up in Chinese 《视觉笔记 • 如何在利益相关人士中，有效建立你的影响力》.
I came across this wonderful quote and can’t help but draw it.