Jon Daiello Product Designer 🦄

Journal

2016: The Year of Transition

In 2016, I found myself trying developing existing skill sets, exploring new ones and transitioning into new roles. I didn’t expect so much change, but I’m excited about the new opportunities. I am learning how to grow and effectively handle transition.

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Learning

The Lean Startup

My hope was that this book would help me understand the best way to get products to market. In my new role as a User Experience Designer, I knew I would need to better understand this process.

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Journal

You Can’t Ignore User Experience

User experience is a part of everything we do. Whether you are playing board games, using a coffee pot, changing your oil or using a digital device, we are a users…experiencing something. These experiences can be positive, negative or even go unnoticed. Without a doubt you know when you’ve had a bad experience. The problem screams at you, and inevitably you scream right back at it. Those are the experiences you typically remember. This is why you have an unwavering duty to user experience in every project you work on.

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Journal

Relaunch: Visual Improvements

This post continues my series on the 2016 relaunch of my site. One of the main goals during the relaunch of my site was to enhance the visual experience. I have seen a lot of amazing portfolio sites out there but I didn’t want to make the site heavy. The main goal of my site is to provide a place for my voice to be heard. I want it to be a place where I can learn to improve my communication and writing skills, share what I am leaning and encourage others to do great work.

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Journal

EDC: From the Hip

Every day we carry items on ourselves. We call these items Every Day Carry (or EDC) items. There are hundreds of blog posts, youtube channels and gadget websites dedicated to the topic. These items say a little bit about us and come in handy for the situations we encounter on a daily basis. I want to take a quick look at the items I carry on me every day.

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Learning

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

I love the career work I do. I design user interfaces and engineer the front-end every day. I’m passionate about doing a great job and making the best possible experience for the user. I always assumed this was because I have an inherent draw to technological development. Well, I was wrong. As Cal Newport explores, I found out that passion only follows great skills.

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Learning

Remote: Office Not Required

Even though I currently spend my days in the office (which is a great experience), there’s still a mountain of information to learn from the concept of working while not actually at work. This doesn’t mean doing work outside of work hours, but rather the idea of doing work (inside work hours) outside of the office building. This concept has been around for a while and it’s becoming a growing trend.

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