Must watch video on the concept of Empathy and why every product should own it!

18 hours with my Fitbit Surge!

Finally, my latest possession, Fitbit Surge is here! Took 2 weeks for it to arrive, but the wait has been totally worth it.

Fitbit Surge

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#UXBooks – To Read

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Another set of books added to my personal library! #UserExperience

#WisdomQuote: Users

Listen to your users, they might have something really important to say about your product!

Designing for Non-Profits

My article featured in Net Magazine 3 years ago.

Contrary to popular belief that nonprofit is free (translation: unrewarding) work, I find designing for non-profit organizations very rewarding.

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Offscreen Anniversary Issue #10

The shiny new special edition of Offscreen Magazine Issue #10 is here! That's the benefit of being among the first 2000 to order the magazine.

Offscreen Magazine

#Ordered: Fitbit Surge

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#CurrentStatus: Reading

Storytelling for User Experience — Crafting Stories for Better Design

Welcome 2015

2014 had been a busy year for me. A lot of things happened last year.

I had surgery in my right hand wrist because of which, I had to get off of work for almost 2 months. Who would have known a small fall could cause Triangular Fibrocartilage (TFCC) tear. Anyhow, I recovered well, thanks to the surgery and physiotherapy.

Soon after recovering, I joined NantHealth as a UX Architect. I've been here for 4 months now and really enjoying my time doing wireframes, sketches, creating sitemaps, etc. Finally, my goals are flowing in the right direction as I've always wanted to do designing more than development.

Beginning from today, I hope to continue writing my experiences and share my knowledge in the field of UX and UI design and development through this blog. Until next post, Ciao!!

The Disappearance Act…

I've been gone away from my blog for more than a month now, and I feel so guilty about that. But, priorities are priorities.

Some really cool and exciting things have happened at my end, which I would love to share with the re-start of blogging! It's been a month since I've been working with ClarusHealth Solutions as a UX Developer. Definitely a great opportunity and I am getting to learn a lot, like, working in an agile environment, in a team, having SCRUM meeting every morning, project estimations, etc. I could go on and on...

On the personal development front, I have been learning JavaScript seriously, with the help of Treehouse and Codecademy. I have also taken the initiative to learn PhoneGap and Sass. My goal is to get done with learning by the end of 2013 and by the mid of year 2014, ship out a cross-platform app.

With full dedication, hard work and commitment, I just hope that 2014 will be "The Year" for me.