Building Your “Interesting” Factor as a Designer

You can find many people who are super star designers. However, can you find the combination of a designer that is not quite a superstar, but who is still pretty good, and understands finances? How about a designer who knows the basics of engineering? Even rarer. People want interesting. Many CEOs are renaissance people, knowing several fields, … Continue reading Building Your “Interesting” Factor as a Designer

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Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

Design is about human experience. What’s a better way to learn how to think and how people think other than learning some philosophy? Especially if it can be applied daily to realistic circumstances and is not abstract or controversial. Stoicism: What Stands In the Way Becomes the Way I highly suggest that you learn the … Continue reading Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Think about the world we live in today. What apps or businesses are successful? Some that come to my mind are Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Apple and the slew of online dating apps/sites. These all have one thing in common: they connect us. Have you noticed how many people are surprised when you make eye contact … Continue reading How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Design Thinking In Action

So I had the chance on November 17th, 2016 to attend a workshop ran by frog design during SIWeek Workshop: Remaking Transportation. I got hands on experience in design thinking with a group of complete strangers of working professionals in the Bay Area to work towards solving this problem in a two-hour time frame. Despite … Continue reading Design Thinking In Action

Reframe Your Way of Thinking of Design

  Now that you know your WHY, let’s reframe the way you think about design. As you read in the last post, design is not just the visuals. Experience is the engine that drives design, not the other way around. Users are the fuel. If the fuel isn’t compatible with the engine, then the car … Continue reading Reframe Your Way of Thinking of Design