Thoughts and Ideas both personal and professional.

The vastness of curiosity

I have been thinking deeply about this quote from the author of one of my favorite books, The Little Prince. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign...

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OK to disconnect: The death of my iPod classic after 14 years

It was Saturday night and I was at my San Francisco apartment listening to BT’s new album “_” on my iPod classic. I was trying to get the mood right to explore some prototypes I have been...

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Ask Me Anything: Why is the time set to 2:14 AM on all of your designs?

We couldn’t afford to rent movies when I was a kid, so my mom would take my brother and I to the public library. Though there was a huge list of options for films, we would always...

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The best team white elephant party ever

As I was organizing my Vimeo page I stumbled upon this gem…our White Elephant Christmas party from 7 years ago when I worked at ExactTarget. It’s amazing that these group of people have grown up to now...

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Tending your ideas is an obligation

I currently feel sad, hurt, and disappointed. It has nothing to do with anything at work. Something felt off. I did what I usually do to figure out problems. I went for a walk, found a nice...

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Take California

It’s been almost two years since I moved back to Seattle for the second time. The city of New York is a really special place in my heart and it was difficult to move away from there,...

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Abstract For My New Talk: Making Together

Talk Title: Making Together: The Need for Organizations to Have Internal Studios Abstract: The practice of design, engineering, and product management has been see as the foundational aspect for building products. However, as product roles continue to evolve...

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Planning my 2017 speaking engagements

I cannot believe that 2016 is already coming to an end! As the year comes to a draw, I am planning on scheduling my speaking engagements for 2017. “What topics do you speak about?”, you might ask?...

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There and back again

This year I have been giving a talk called “There and back again: the journey of product discovery and exploration” at conferences and meet ups. The essence of this talk is about exploring creative ways to generate...

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Xcode Native Prototype – Lembas

I am a huge fan of doing prototypes natively, especially on iOS. When some designers hear Xcode, they might cringe or be intimidated. Though Xcode does have a bit of a learning curve, it is no different than...

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