I aim to shape products, interfaces and services that mediate meaningful dialogues between people, systems and their environments within everyday life.

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The Best and Worst Cities to Look for Work


Source: http://www.good.is/post/transparency-the-best-and-worst-cities-to-look-for-work/

Now that I’m done with my masters program, it’s time that I start looking for a job. GOOD published an interesting infographic visualizing the unemployment rates in American metropolitan cities.

For myself personally, location is appearing to be a factor as to the kind of opportunities I can find relating to interaction design or user experience. For example, after living in Hong Kong I’ve come to realize that over there, design is not highly valued as a business strategy but still strongly perceived as simple re-styling or giving different physical forms. Toronto, on the other hand, is home to a handful of creative design firms, particularly in web, branding and advertising, yet I haven’t found many consultancies specializing in user-centered design, especially ones seeking interaction designers. It seems that the opportunities that appeal to me are more prominent in the US, especially San Francisco, NYC and Boston, as well as some cities in Europe, including London.

Let the search continue, wherever it may lead me.


Light through the Darkness

As the economic crisis looms over the world, now is the time when innovation and creativity are essential for transforming current business models and for producing solutions that take a visionary stance towards the future to create positive social impact.¬† International Herald Tribune’s article talks about how the role of designers become more important than ever in times of economic recession.

“But the main reason why design could benefit from this recession is because it always thrives on change, and every area of our lives is currently in flux. The economic crisis will not only transform finance and business, but the way we think and behave. Then there’s the environmental crisis, and the realization that most of the institutions and systems that regulated our lives in the 20th century need to be reconfigured for the 21st¬†century.”