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Design Ego: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Gcinizwi Dlamini Avatar| By gcinizwidlamini on August 30, 2023

    The Design Ego Paradox What sets a Christopher Nolan film apart? Is it the sophisticated cameras he employs? His aversion to leaning on fancy effects, or maybe the generous budgets he receives from major studios? Countless Hollywood directors have comparable resources, yet few can match his caliber. My theory? It’s Mr. Nolan’s ego that propels […]

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    Sacrificing Emotional Experience for Efficiency

    Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on April 28, 2021

      { 🧠 } – London’s Black Taxi Cab, Electric Vehicles and LEGO Have you ever noticed that once we make certain things more efficient, we, sometimes, lose the emotional connection with the brand, service or object? For example, we now have more efficient planes, but the flying experience is less pleasant. Frankly speaking, it is […]

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      From Ideas to Sentences: How to Speak What is on Your Mind

      Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on January 27, 2021

        { 🗣️ } – Make a Point Without Embarrassing Yourself Have you ever been in a conversation where you have an idea, but you just couldn’t find the right things to say? You started to blabber and stutter because it just doesn’t sound right, you know something is off. You ended up embarrassing yourself and failed […]

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        How to Stop Overthinking (and Start Doing Something Instead)

        Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on November 11, 2020

          { 🤔 } – It’s All in Your Mind Recently, someone asked me about the best advice or feedback that I have ever received. It did not take me a long time to find an answer to that question. At some point in my career, I used to worry too much and often found myself wavering between […]

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          Designer Life in Lockdown

          Olha Bahaieva Avatar| By olhabahaieva on September 2, 2020

            { 👩‍💻 } – Working from Home: The New Normal for Designers Worldwide I’ve been working as a remote designer for over seven years. But a lot of designers started their remote journey only this year. A lot of my creative friends have been working remotely for 6–8 months. They experience everything that I went […]

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            How To Influence Micromanagers So You Can Achieve Better Results

            Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on August 12, 2020

              { 👨‍💼 } – They want to feel important, so make them feel important If you have been working for at least a year or two, chances are you have already met people who micromanage. These are the kind of person who, instead of giving guidance and advice, they give orders and dominate your work. […]

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              3 Hours is All You Need to Achieve Success

              Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on June 10, 2020

                { ⏰ } – To control your day, you need to know how to maximize your time If you have goals or dreams, you may have thought about when will they come true? The truth is, you are the one who decides when to make it a reality by making full use of your time, instead of […]

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                Design Ecosystem in Kyiv

                Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on March 11, 2020

                  { 🇺🇦 } – Kyiv: a city ready to shine Kyiv – or Kiev, if you prefer the city’s better known Russian name – has been a city under the spotlight for quite some years now, for all the good and the bad reasons. After the so-called Euromaidan Revolution, the Ukrainian capital has been undergoing […]

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                  Design Thinking Can Help You Make Better Life Decisions

                  Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on March 11, 2020

                    { ✏️ } – Designing your life: how to make better choices? If you ever been in a position where you feel stuck, not sure where to go, and don’t have any idea at all about what to do with life — here’s a quick tip: You can design your life. Your life is a […]

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                    User Testing: The Path to User’s Hearts

                    Alice Baggio Avatar| By alicebaggio on March 11, 2020

                      { 👥 } How user testing is essential in creating an app users love “Want your users to fall in love with your service? Fall in love with your users. – Dana Chisnell This quote from Dana Chisnell should be any designer’s principle, whatever their specialty. To a broader extent, any user-oriented organisation should be […]

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