On Designing for Multicultural Users
Othering is an unrealized consequence. — Status quo’s problem Assuming that all users come from WEIRD (Westernized, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Developed) cultures is one of the major pitfalls when designing products and services. This pitfall is characterized by othering since it neglects the role of the users as participants and receivers of the work. To me…
5 ways to maximize UX in an agile setting
Not a silver bullet, but a starting point. — I hear the word ‘agile’ being hastily thrown out here and there as if it is a magic wand that can magically solve our users’ problems and make us a successful organization at the end of the day. Similar thing with UX or design being used to make things “pretty.”…
Key Takeaways from the UX+ Conference 2020
Our first time attending a virtual conference — Our team loves to go to conferences and other learning avenues because of the number of learnings we could get and apply at work. We are fortunate to attend one despite the ongoing pandemic, so we are sharing our key takeaways from the UX+ Conference 2020. Themes We found 5 themes that were tackled by the speakers and audience: 1. Impact; 2. Diversity and inclusion; 3. Culture, ethics, practices; 4. Career; and 5. Leadership.
Our first time attending a virtual conference
Our team loves to go to conferences and other learning avenues because of the number of learnings we could get and apply at work. We are fortunate to attend one despite the ongoing pandemic, so we are sharing our key takeaways from the UX+ Conference 2020.
We found 5 themes that were tackled by the speakers and audience: 1. Impact; 2. Diversity and inclusion; 3. Culture, ethics, practices; 4. Career; and 5. Leadership.
We discussed these themes and jotted down our key takeaways for each, and then we used emojis to express how each thought resonate with us. To give us some sort of a heatmap. Enjoy!
Disability Representation in K-drama “Start-up”
Does the series displayed its disabled character as harmful to others, the community, and society? — Disabled characters in media texts are often created by non-disabled individuals who set preconceived societal notions about what it means to be disabled. It is necessary to increase the evaluation of how disability is portrayed in media text to advance positive portrayals, presence, and participation of disabled people.
Our UX team ceremonies
Get to know the ceremonies we perform regularly — One of the first things I did when I started to be the interim UX Lead of our team was to introduce and reintroduce team ceremonies to get us back on track since we have been disjointed for months because of working separately on different projects and engagements. For context…
Food delivery app for the millennial professional—a UX case study
I am curious about the rising popularity of food delivery apps in the Philippines, and since I also have not used one, I decided to pick the topic as my UX case study where I touched on the food landscape and the busy life of millennial professionals in central business…
On improving my design workflow
Breaking walls using an actual wall. — I worked on a crucial e-commerce project at work given a tight timeline, and my first challenge was: Where should I start? Particularly because I was assigned to the development team 2–3 weeks late because of the limitations of our current team structure, so my initial thought was how to…
The Intertextuality of Manila Slums’ Pietà
The creeping dictatorship of President Duterte is in full swing as it finally controlled all the branches of our government after recently ousting Chief Justice Sereno, the “enemy” deemed by the President because of her staunch criticism of the President’s policies. Could media texts help us counter this paradigm shift? …