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6/14/2021

📚 On my reading/watching/podcast list:
Product design skills
Design systems
A11y
Self-help/growth/development


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Experience level of design systems: context, journey, factors
design systems
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Is your system strict or loose, codular or integrated, and centralized or distributed?
design systems
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Airbnb is famous for storytelling (story as a design material), and this video is full of great storytelling skills, and lots of great stories.
storytelling
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Because yes, all my notes end up digital. Ultimately, my main work happens in computers, so I consider digital notes canonical. My paper notebooks are more like inboxes or scratchpads — places for thinking/remembering in the moment.
personal information
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If your credentials and work history aren't stellar, the narrative you should convey is one of rapid growth.
interview
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YouTube and podcasts are great ways for me to learn new things.

Set aside 10-20% of "career time" each week for learning (don't spend 100% time on projects)
self-help / learning
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Killers for B2B products: 1) Inertia 2) Spreadsheets 3) Email & Slack workflows ... and organizational issues
B2B
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Mining creative inspiration across the visual, functional, and conceptual aspects of design and build your muscle memory.
career
interface and interaction
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We’ll start designing apps for small audiences, not big. Companies will run on their own apps, hundreds of them, tailor-made for every team, project, and meeting. In this world, there’ll be no such thing as an edge case. All the previously underserved teams and individuals will get a perfect-fitting solution without needing to beg an engineer.

The maker generation. We all have a thing to share or to create. And we’re pushing software to support us to make our own.
trends
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Better to have a button always enabled, and if users didn't provide some required information just highlight the empty fields, or bring up notification.
interface and interaction
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Which qualities of people around me do I admire, and how can I learn from them?
How can I find out more about my likes and dislikes?
How can I find out more about my likes and dislikes?
How can I find out more about my likes and dislikes?
career
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Design files are a communication tool
design systems
communication
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Lead by example, not by explanation. In my experience, trying to document every scenario ends up creating a laundry list of exceptions.

The goal is efficiency, not consistency.
design systems
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Growth mindset - self awareness, seeking for help, solve the problem, level up - your passion and 80/20
career
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A design system has to be sold to be successful.
design systems
16. Adam Argyle from Google: Making your design system freeing vs. constraining
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Many tips on portfolio, interview, portfolio presentation, and more.
job searching
interview
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The consistent use of color keeps cognitive load low and makes for a unified and engaging user experience

Great image of guidelines in the link.
design systems
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Always negotiate the salary with info/reasons/data, and with a range of numbers
Asking for more money <> Losing an offer
Recruiters usually put the number btw min and mid first
interview
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Find my rituals and manage myself in order to have more time to use.

For now, I’ll summarize by saying that quality thinking time is essential to me. I prioritize it over things like TV, coffee, and sleeping in. It’s not for everybody, but time here is limited. We owe it to ourselves to use it intentionally.
self-help / learning
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Thinking of product dev as a series of experiment leads to stronger design.

Form hypothesis from observation or opinions (small sample). Then run experiments with A/B testing (large sample). All in all it helps to approach design in a more methodical way.
design process
Design like a scientist by Netflix Designer
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