Unique Place for UX Workshop

I went to Jogjakarta – Indonesia last week to conduct a UX Design Workshop. What I like most about it was the place. It’s designed to be like a traditional hall, and I liked it a lot! The people were also awesome. Some of them are connected with me through LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter, and we met in-person for the first time. So excited! The part where people were queueing to take some pictures with me was also awesome 🙂

I think I had enough trips this year. Need some good rest until end of the year. Nevertheless, the pass 2-3 months have been awesome, and I can’t wait for what’s coming in 2016.

Sharing at Google Hack Fair 2015

Emotional Design has become one of my favorite topics now. The Google Hack Fair event was awesome, there were a lot of great apps built by young people, and people were asking a lot of questions. Like a lot. The 3-hour workshop (Emotional Design + Usability Testing) that I conducted was too short, but it felt great to share and inspire others to deliver a better design for people. Flying back to Singapore tomorrow morning. Need a good sleep.

Mentoring at Google Launchpad

It has been a crazy week. I was lucky enough to be Google Launchpad Mentor for UX & Design. For almost a week, I was mentoring several startups in Jakarta – Indonesia. Smart and young people, and it felt great to share with them my thoughts and experience in designing UX.

I chose a topic that I’ve been always interested in, Emotional Design. I was combining several thoughts (including Don Norman and Barry Schwartz) to come up with the slides.

It was a really a crazy week. I visited some companies, and gave a short talk and Q&A session with their product/design/engineering team, I was also invited to Telkom University and shared about Emotional Design with students + lecturers. Continue reading

I Invented Two New Colors!

I just invented two new colors and got a chance to give them names! It’s colourlovers.com, a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles.

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Color by COLOURlovers
Joy_Green
Color by COLOURlovers

See my first palettes, called Joy Rainbow. *I couldn’t think of any other name that time 😀
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Color by COLOURlovers

A pattern, called Joy Tree, created with above palettes.
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Vector Patterns by COLOURlovers