Lean agile wedding planning

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Agile, Loose Diamonds
Lean agile wedding planning

It took me a while to sit down and collect thoughts to write our wedding planning details: not to show off, but we had a low budget and we pulled off a decent wedding. I want to share this experience with the hope that other young couples like us who don’t have a unlimited budget […]

See you at UXPA 2013

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Agile, Design Thinking, UX Design
See you at UXPA 2013

Agile has been a buzz word for a while in software development. However, it’s an intriguing question in the UX world: agile is defined as the software development methodology, but can design be agile? How does the two fit together? Come to my session and share your story, I’ll tell you mine too: 1) Working […]

What makes an ineffective re-marketing email?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Design Thinking, Loose Diamonds
What makes an ineffective re-marketing email?

Professional hazard on reading LinkedIn Premium membership re-marketing email: 1. I don’t see the # of searches made is an achievement. The # of times you appear in search results is. 2. If the yellow bars indicate premium members’ average which is slightly lower than mine, I don’t see why I should pay for the service. […]

Content is the King, Context is the Queen

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Design Thinking, Loose Diamonds
Content is the King, Context is the Queen

Been using the iPad for the past 3 years, when I got this Nexus 7 six months ago and saw the form factor, it was a customer delight – sleek and lightweight. Ladies can put it in their purse easily and for guys according to my co-workers, it can fit their pants pockets. At home on the […]

Tis the Season

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Loose Diamonds
Tis the Season

Time flies, days pass, and another new year approaches, with the very late holiday greetings. Every year flies by fast. I remember typing last year’s holiday email on New Year’s day 2012 and now it’s already 2013. And it’s been 6 months that I hadn’t updated my blog. My parents came to visit in the summer […]

Mobile site user feedback made my tenure at lynda.com

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Loose Diamonds, UX Design
Mobile site user feedback made my tenure at lynda.com

You stick to the standard and it pays off. As the mobile site UX designer/PO for almost two years and building the site from scratch, those overwhelmingly positive feedback we got today after our newsletter announcement made my 2.5 years of tenure at lynda.com. Though I’m moving on to a different team, I feel now […]

Sadly, waterfall.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Agile, Loose Diamonds
Sadly, waterfall.

The California Department of Transportation is investing over $102 million on the Carpinteria to Ventura section of the 101 road construction for the next 4 years. Being a commuter of this stretch of 101 among many co-workers, I rarely experienced traffic in this route, unless there was a road construction; neither do my colleagues. So […]

UX Night with Eric Reiss

Posted by on Mar 17, 2012 in UX Meetup
UX Night with Eric Reiss

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I have this honor to invite Eric Reiss, Content Strategist and CEO of FatDUX Copenhagen, to come to Santa Barbara and have a UX night with us. Eric served as the President of the IA Institute for two terms and is a renowned speaker in the IA and UX community. I […]

Feburary UX Meetup: Persona Design

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in UX Meetup
Feburary UX Meetup: Persona Design

Howdy! Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season. Now we are all back to work and the fun stuff. Can you find yourself in the collage above? If not, you should join us more often in 2012:) First SB UX Meetup in 2012 is back to lynda.com. We got two awesome speakers and a […]

Happy 2012

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Misc
Happy 2012

Time flies, days pass, and another new year approaches, with the very late holiday greetings! It has been a crazy year that flew by fast. It’s also an extraordinary hard year. But all’s well that ends well. My mom is doing great after her gallstone laser operation. My dad still plays ping pong in his […]