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》.
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》.
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》.
At the end of the day, maintaining a healthy partnership is really a balancing act. It’s not about who wins, but find out a way to make all of us succeed.
A very interesting framework on the four methods of decision making learned from my manager Carlo based on the book Crucial Conversations.
Sketchnotes and thoughts from a talk on JTBD framework.
In the event Design User Experience Driven by AI, Paul Lambert (Product Manager) and Annika Crowley (Interaction Designer) from Google gave us great talks on how Gmail designed the Smart Compose feature, and five strategies to create great user experience with AI (see sketchnotes).