2021 in review

Not so much of reviewing. I’ve spent most of my time during the holidays with my loved ones. I’m just happy that I made it this far. Reflections in 2021 will happen in parallel with my hopes for 2022.

To-do lists

As I start the year, I…

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!

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.

I used…

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?

Cedric Lee

UXR @ Paymongo (YC S19), UX Mentor @ UX+ University, and prev. UX Team Lead @ Cambridge University Press

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