Designer Logbook 2016

A short retrospective

This is my 2016 designer logbook. Last year, I embarked on an exciting journey into designing digital experiences within the financial sector. So far, it has been a thrilling adventure that has opened up new career opportunities for me in the Fin-Tech industry.

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Design Events – Front-End Conference 2016 Zurich – My Takeovers

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WP-FrontEndConf-Zurich-2016

A UX Designer joining a “Front-End” conference is like a motorbike rider joining a gathering of bike riders. Both the motorcyclist and the cyclist wish to drive a handy and fancy vehicle which is also safe during the bends and stable when braking. What I bring home from the front-end conference in 2016 in Zurich is a strong feeling that developers, designers, project managers and unicorns chase each other in order to design and implement a smooth and frictionless user experience.

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Product Design – When we will stop calling them phones?

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When-we-will-stop-calling-them-phones-final

A few days ago I stumbled on a Luke Wroblewski’s infographic (Fig 1.1) showing mobile phones usage evolution. The graph shows that the main device feature (voice calls) is almost unused. In fact, the title of his post was “When will we stop calling them phones?”

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Design Events – UX Camp 2016 Zurich, My Takeovers

UX Camp Zurich 2016
UX Camp Zurich 2016

What happened at the UX Camp 2016 Zurich, what I learned, what I discovered and all my takeovers. Attending the Zurich UX Camp is always a great experience. Because the people that attend are so inspired and excited to be part of the event. Because the organisation is able to make you feel comfortable within a warm context. Because the venue is awesome and food is great!

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How to find a UX designer that fits your team

If you think the hard part of the UX designer hiring process is identifying the ideal candidate, you will change your mind at the end of this article. 

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