Answer: Absolutely yes because:
One of the most common mistakes I have seen in early-stage designers often switching from another field is neglecting the importance of UI design. The reason? …
During our team bonding at Salesforce, we were asked to draw a picture for the year 2020. I drew a rollercoaster. There were some amazing high points and some crushing defeats. But looking back, I am so grateful to realize there is a group of people always cheering for me the whole time.
2020 has been definitely a wild ride, but also a memorable one. I cannot feel more ready and more excited for next year and turning 25. Here is a quick rundown of my 2020.
January 2020: Lunar New Year in China and COVID-19 Lockdowns
It has been…
Let’s say now finally you get your first job after the everlasting job searching process — numerous hours working on your portfolio, hundreds of coffee chats to meet other designers, many rounds of stressful interviews.
You are going to start the first day of your job. You are probably very excited and probably a little bit nervous.
But what exactly are the couple of things you should do to leave a lasting impression on your peers, your leaders, and your stakeholders to make sure you will succeed in this job in the long run?
You might say, that is simple…
So here I am, typing on the keyboard with my mind searching all over to cling to last memories of my days in Rwanda, and my body fully awake at 3 AM still living in the Rwandan time.
I am now sitting in my room full of all the familiar everything and my life now back in the routine — take the Bart to work in the morning, yogurt for breakfast, work then lunch break, take the Bart home and noodles for dinner.
Nothing seemed to have changed since I left but I know I have changed.
When I told people that I was not going to any of the graduation ceremonies: the big Commencement or the department one, people always end up giving me a big “REALLY”.
Luckily, my friends and families all choose to respect my decisions in the end. But I also would like to explain the reasonings behind my decision to those I haven’t and encourage those who might face the same decision to choose what is truly right for them.
The society tells us that your life is divided into different stages by milestones, such as going to college, getting married, having…
Even though I am a UX designer who work on mostly digital screens, I find myself constantly inspired by the physical designs surrounding me every single day.
I believe design thinking as a universal skill among designers can take us beyond our own supposed expertise in screen designs.
For the last quarter of school, I want to apply the design thinking lens away from the digital world to a more architectural space — coffee shops.
For this project, I worked with Fremont Coffee Company, a local coffee shop in the Greater Seattle area. In order to improve the overall user…
The US immigration system is frustrating! After all the tax and tuition and a great job offer, you can still get kicked out of the country without a winning lottery in the H1-B process.
Yes, we can have our fingers crossed for Donald Trump. But I will say, it is better if we hold our own future in hand.
Here is a little bit about me…
To start off, internship hunting is not easy. Being a good designer does not mean you will get an internship easily. As many put it, you have to be there at the right place and the right time.
But after almost 30 rounds of interviews with 18 companies for my internship hunting, I realize there are lessons I learned that can help others to increase the chance to get an offer.
One common mistake I see people make is to postpone putting together a portfolio. Your portfolio is a product design project on its own. Waiting to hear back usually…