design, life, and a lot in between

November 9, 2019

It is a too frequent occurrence: websites with ads in a huge part of the screen estate or yet another sponsored post disguising as content. Our attention is being sacrificed for the sake of more ad revenue and click rates. What have we become, both as users and designe...

August 8, 2019

... that I really enjoyed reading and listening to. First, a dilemma I fight daily. 

I find myself constantly torn between the myriad of pieces of content that I find interesting and bookmark on a daily basis. Yet, the more energy I spend in categorising, saving for lat...

December 8, 2018

Some weeks ago, a friend of mine asked if I could help her with a logo for her new project, and despite me insisting that I am not that type of designer, she would not take no for an answer. A good old challenge never hurt nobody, right?

Paper and Sketch

In true UX fashi...

July 4, 2018

Halfway through another spin around Earth and I have once again moved to a new country, learned a couple of new things, made a couple of touch decisions and overall, had an amazing time. 

At the start of 2018 I was unemployed and had just moved to Munich to attend Dig...

January 24, 2018

Focus on the as needed. 

Repetition is the mother of learning, a very famous quote says. Also the father of boredom, others argue. But there's one thing that is learning, without the boredom part. Iteration, we call it. 

Iteration is basically exponential learning -- y...

January 3, 2018

And not only in nerd world! 

Countless experiences on the web can be made so much better and entertaining with good copy.

Regardless of how fast internet connections and websites can be, there's definitely times when you have to wait while you're browsing you life awa...

November 23, 2017

It's a fact that we are now swamped with information, day in and day out: some information we ask for ourselves (searching and browsing) and some others are served to us from outside sources.

It is also a fact that we are oftentimes overwhelmed with the countless sourc...

September 18, 2017

A story in 4 pictures. 

Case number 1 - Right use of words

Stockholm subway uses an interesting choice of words, alongside colour codes and signs. The latter visually indicate direction of movement and danger, respectively, while colours used are typical of a yes/ no sit...

September 5, 2017

This post is not related to UX mishaps, which is the main purpose of this blog; it's rather a story of my first steps as a UX professional and the path that brought me here.   

Amateur photo of Central Park in NYC. Proof of growth and new challenges: Travelled...

August 29, 2017

Product people work hard for even the smallest-seeming features, so when it goes live, it's always party time! What beats these feelings of achievement is when the user joins in the party: getting the message across and making the users excited about your new features,...

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