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12 posts tagged with "design"

Attention Deprived

Without even having an informed discussion about it, we have just capitulated and plainly opened the gates for everybody to light up our devices displays, on demand.

Published on April 25, 2019

Productizing Hacks

A great way to generate user insights is to look for hacks they come up with on their own to get the job done. This is exactly what pansa is ultimately about: designing an explicit feature out my note-taking hacks.

Published on January 22, 2019

Broken Notes — Take Two

In this second attempt, I distill the problems behind the note-taking experience from a product perspective, rather than taking an unreasonably opinionated approach, as I did in the first post.

Published on November 21, 2018

Broken Notes

Note-taking apps are frustrating tools when it comes to building long-lasting domain knowledge. While they are delightful input mechanisms, most still fail at post-processing the information, connecting its content, and present it in the form of knowledge.

Published on November 16, 2018

The Designer I Wanted To Be

Despite having been pulled away from explicit design roles as my day job, I have always embraced design principles when making a product or a business decision.

Published on July 03, 2016

Little Hacks

Little changes can cause amazing outcomes. The last chapter of this story features three small tweaks I made to my phone settings, that have radically changed the way I interact with my digital life.

Published on May 31, 2016

Hello, wallapop

eBay is leaving the occasional, unsophisticated seller behind. wallapop has timely captured the niche with a laser-focused, mobile-first experience that makes of second-hand marketplaces a pure delight.

Published on May 27, 2015

Farewell, eBay

While eBay has undoubtedly grown into one of the largest online marketplaces, it has done it at the expense of becoming a jack of all trades, but master of none. Delivering a poor experience for solo-users wanting to sell their stuff.

Published on May 17, 2015

Lifestyle Businesses

An exploration of how growth affects different kinds of business and the reasons why, if some day I found myself in the situation of starting a new venture, I'd make sure that it doesn't scale.

Published on April 12, 2015

A Kindle Tribute

An oversimplified, overly opinionated, non-affiliated commentary around the trade-offs between the reading experience of the Kindle e-readers versus the good old paper books.

Published on January 26, 2015

Turning Weaknesses Around

Problems overwhelm us and we want to get them out of the way as soon as possible. Yet sometimes, a closer look, might turn them into growth opportunities and means to deliver amazing experiences.

Published on April 01, 2014

iomando 2.0 — Behind The Scenes

Introducing iomando 2.0, the product story behind its three most prominent and challenging features.

Published on January 07, 2014