Cycling on the Shimanami Kaido

Cycling on the Shimanami Kaido The day after the rabbit island, I went on a full day cycling tour of the Shimanami Kaido. The Shimanami Kaido is a long path that goes across the Setouchi ocean, between Hiroshima and Shikoku. It features beautiful scenery, a bunch of bridges, and an excellent experience. From Onomichi(where I stayed and started) to Imabari […]

By | September 29th, 2017|trip|

Trip to Rabbit Island (Ohkuno-jima)

Trip to Rabbit Island (Ohkuno-jima) This past weekend I took a trip to Ohkuno-jima, which is an island that is a part of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is commonly known as the bunny island, since the island is inhabited with a lot of rabbits. A LOT of them. And it is the cutest thing ever. The only way to get to […]

By | September 27th, 2017|trip|

Google’s PageSpeed Insights of 10 Design Consultancies

Google’s PageSpeed Insights of 10 Design Consultancies As a designer I respect and look up to the works of globally known Design Consultancies. Their empathetic approach to solving problems, their ideas that turn creativity into wow-ing reality, their everlasting enthusiasm for a greater world… I often visit their website and look at their newest works and become amazed. I became […]

By | August 10th, 2017|design|

Apple Watch is great for Runners who are also Pokemon Go Players

Apple Watch is great for Runners who are also Pokemon Go Players I bought my Apple Watch 2nd generation in November, 2016. I actually had the 1st generation (release in 2014-ish? I think), but quickly resold it, as it did not have GPS in it – I still had to carry an iPhone with me on runs, even with the […]

By | August 8th, 2017|design|

Amazon Appstore Banner Redesigned

Amazon Appstore Banner Redesigned I was looking inside the Amazon Appstore the other day and noticed that one of the banners sucked. At least to me anyways. It really stood out – not because the banner was good, but because it was bad, and it looked so out of place. The “Editor’s Pick” banner here: The design is very “surface-y” […]

By | August 3rd, 2017|design, work|

Zauo in Shibuya

Zauo in Shibuya Last month I read an article on HuffingtonPost about Zauo opening up in New York. Feeling nostalgic about a typically “Japanese” enterprise experience, I went with a friend who was visiting from the States, to the store in Shibuya. As the HuffingtonPost article explains in detail, Zauo is a restaurant that allows you to fish your own […]

By | July 30th, 2017|tokyo|

Welcome to Tokyo STING!

Welcome to Tokyo STING! Question : What does a Sting Concert and great UX have in common? Answer : A great experience. Just kidding. But seriously Sting does not fail to amaze, even now at his age of 65. I went to the 57th and 9th Tour held at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on June 6th, 2017. He sang […]

By | June 11th, 2017|tokyo|

Design Thinking at IBM – a lecture by Phil Gilbert

Design Thinking at IBM – a lecture by Phil Gilbert On Thursday April 26th, I had the opportunity to attend the UX Strategy Forum hosted by Sociomedia, a forum designed to advocate UX leadership to the corporate community. Included in the agenda were presentations by Phil Gilbert, the General Design Manager at IBM, Kitagawa Naoki, from Hitachi Design Center, Shoichi […]

By | May 21st, 2017|design|
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