Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.

– Henry Ford

Q: Resume format: standard or creative?

TLDR – standard, but clean and easy to scan, potentially with minor creative elements for the surprise and delight effect, not cluttered and messy. Read full post

Top picks

My thoughts on navigating UX career and my journey. I was interviewed for the Collab Collective’s podcast. Listen to the episode.

Onboarding UX teardown (Dropbox). One of the many examples. Samuel Hulick specializes in user onboarding, what’s working and not working, and why. I learnt quite a lot from his teardowns. View post.

What AI will do to the job of a UI/Visual designer. Pretty old (3 years ago?) demo of how Airbnb built a script to generate UI based on whiteboard sketches using their design system. This video was a pivoting moment for me. It helped me realize that the future of designing user interfaces was doomed. If you think of the full UX design process, AI will be replacing steps starting from the last – visual design (aka the icing on the cake). If you want to future proof your UX career, I suggest that you should go more into working with people, strategy, research, and analysis. Leave the final (pixel perfect) UI to the machines. It’s coming. View post.

A thought 🤔

More and more companies are trying to make the remote onboarding experience for their new employees suck less. I am glad that this is happening, as the vast majority still suck. One of the ways they try to do this is by expanding their onboarding “package” and including more nice and (sometimes) delightful goodies (who doesn’t love free goodies? =) This is fantastic and new employees can appreciate the extra love. Of course, they want to share this excitement online and posting photos of these onboarding sets. (Did I tell you I had a business idea a few years ago to make it easy for companies to compile the right onboarding package for their new employees depending on their budget, still think it would be a great product offering, all this ordering and logistics may be quite annoying and I think there will be companies who would want to delegate this burden to a vendor).

Anyways… back to the initial thought – what I am noticing with almost every photo of these onboarding packages is that there are some things present (stickers, mugs, notebooks, etc.) that look very pretty, but they use colour combinations that would not satisfy accessibility standards (e.g. yellow background with white text). I immediately notice these things and decode them as a signal that accessibility and designing inclusive experiences is not a priority at this company. So, these companies that position themselves as modern and innovative, lose a few points in my eyes.

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