Design & UX
For the last years I have continued to build and design applications web and mobile, and i have learn how to deal with different departments and utilise their knowledge in order to make better products and build better design systems that scaled better and more efficient.
2 weeks ago, I had the privilege to talk about UI/UX Design and share my experiences in an Industrial Product Design class of BAU. Students were asked to design kiosk devices where you can buy new transportation tickets or press the ones you reserved beforehand. Project briefs included UI designs and nobody had an idea about interfaces, so I was invited to talk about the basics to help them kickstart.
I love having a design background. As a product manager, it makes me more effective at working with designers. It gives me a good “systems” perspective, not only thinking about colors and UI interactions, but how those small choices roll up to the larger user needs that our product has to fulfill. It helps me shake loose the assumption that I can know what people want or need without talking to them.
The act of choosing two typefaces is probably the first (and often most difficult) task you do when creating a new design. Many people get stuck here, myself included.
Recently, I discovered a simple method to pair typefaces effectively and I’d love to share them with you. (Hint: it’s a 3×3 grid).