Oct 08, 2018

Lessons from IKEA

My journey to Scandinavia continued in Älmhult, Sweden (2 hours of train ride from Copenhagen), after the Design Matters conference. It was the home of the biggest furniture retailer in the world - IKEA. The town as the headquarter of IKEA, offers a…

Sep 29, 2018

Journey to Design Matters

It was a truly enlightening trip to Denmark, attending Design Matters 2018 in Copenhagen (Sep 26 -27, 2018). Not only did the talks and workshops given by design practitioners across the industry are illuminating, but it had also made me realized to…

Sep 07, 2018

Building Gatsby With Multiple Post Type

TLDR: I'm sharing my way of setting up a multiple post types in GatsbyJS. It works for portfolio setup with blog + projects. As a designer with no prior experience in React, starting Gatsby with a starter template is the easiest way. After that…

Aug 26, 2018

Why designers need a personal website?

TLDR: I'm summing up the reasons why a designer should build a custom site using Gatsby.JS. One of my year resolution for 2018 is to learn front-end coding. I feel that being a designer, learning how to code is the way how I could step up the game…

Jul 20, 2018

Do Subscription Models Work with Apps?

Thoughts on Setapp — subscription-based collection for Mac apps Mac apps are great. They are beautifully designed, crafted with a bunch of handy features, and they have won over the hearts of their users, willing to pay for every update. Mac App…

Jul 06, 2018

Essential Color Tools to Step Up Your Design Game

Color is the combination of science and art, a simple color change could have drastic effect on the emotion or perception of the viewer. Being a UI/UX designer, mastering the color theory and its application truly can step up your design game…

Jul 03, 2018

How to do localization right - Citymapper in Hong Kong

After switching to Android last year, Google Map has been my first choice of transit app. Living in a city that public transport operators discourage open data , transit app is for navigation most of the time. Although selected lines of MTR and bus…

Apr 24, 2018

Why real data & content matter

We have a lot of assumptions in the process of creating wireframes and mockups for websites & apps. As wireframes & mock-ups are not dynamic, it is easy to aware various scenarios when dummy content or placeholders are used. In contrast to graphic…

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My name is Samuel. I'm a UI/UX designer. I share my passion towards design and technology regularly on this blog. Feel free to share your thoughts with me.

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