When I read about Elon Musk’s Clubhouse invite to Kanye West, I thought Clubhouse was solely for wealthy LA/SF socialites, where they’d wax lyrical about private jets and rooftop parties.
A week later, after an hour of chatting with fellow designer Aaron Veale, did the subject of the fascinating tech phenom come up.
Almost a year after it began, I finally got an invite without expecting one.
With my previous bias swiftly thrown out the window, I dropped into the wild, surreal world of this new app. …
The need for healthcare has grown exponentially in the past 10 years. In 2018, it was worth 8.45 billion, and in 2022, it’s expected to increase to 11.9 billion.
As if these eye-watering numbers aren’t enough, the onset of COVID-19 has stressed the importance of affordable, timely services backed by well-supported medical staff.
The applications of AI and telemedicine in the healthcare industry have greatly boosted the availability of healthcare delivery and clinicians, thereby reducing costs for employers. Globally, telemedicine will be worth more than $66 billion by the year 2021, based on a Mordor Intelligence report.
With healthcare becoming…
I was 10 when I last held her hand. Beside me was my father and my aunt — her son and her daughter. I didn’t understand a word she spoke as dementia had taken her away from us. For how long, I didn’t know. As a naive child, my grasp of the situation was encumbered by the surreality of it all. It was the first that marked my life.
I never knew my grandmother well. When death took her, 10 year-old-me wept as I held my dad’s hand tightly. I watched her lifeless body being wheeled slowly into the furnace…
The other day I was at the grocery store.
It was meant to be like any other day — make sure I get all my groceries as quickly as possible, take deep breaths to handle my general anxiety, and miss out 1 or 2 things because of it by the time I’m at checkout. In other words, a normal day.
Since masks were mandated indoors a year ago, grocery stores everywhere have stationed staff outside to manage queues and ensure face coverings are being worn.
I’m surrounded by some of the nicest (and largest) grocery options where I live in…
In the midst of the Summer of COVID, I set upon a project that scared me.
Being a homebody with health issues, not going out in summer heat is something I enjoy.
It was the perfect time to embark on a project that was on top of mind for a while — Improving my design and front-end skills by applying accessibility as much as possible.
1. A one-stop guide for all the messy a11y bookmarks and tools I regularly use
2. To build upon my knowledge on accessible design and solve these problems through code
3. To be able to…
Without any warning, I was laid off this afternoon at 1.30pm.
In the flux of working from home amidst the COVID crisis, here I was scrambling on my work laptop during the call to make sure I had everything important saved. The very minute the call ended, I was kicked off my work email, slack, google drive — everything.
Now, people have been laid off before, so what makes my situation so special?
This is my second time.
This time, without a second to tell them, I left a bunch of students hanging, wondering why all their instructors were being…
All brands want loyal customers but building that community can be challenging. While different budgets also decide the breadth of audiences and content quality, don’t let it deter your success. As Shark Tank’s Lori Grenier puts it, “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.”
If that isn’t enough encouragement, here are essential strategies to start making a social media legacy for your brand.
There’s a well known fact that everyone including your grandma is on Facebook now. What does that say about Facebook? It means your audience has no limit to growth or…
It’s a week later and that reply you’ve been waiting for still hasn’t arrived on gold-leaved compliments. I know how that feels. I write emails for a living, whether for new jobs, finding new clients, complaining to customer service that my shipment is taking too long, or begging Rogers to extend my phone bill grace period.
You too, don’t you?
This is about another kind of email. The email that makes people want to reply. The kind that your new boss will put down his coffee (or whisky) to read. …
I’m used to long days — staring at the computer for hours, meetings, smalltalk and after-work networkers, but on this day, I caved.
I put up my impersonal wall and opened the door to Avicii blasting a million decibels and a bunch of strangers I didn’t know. It was 11pm on a Thursday. I snapped at my roommate to keep it down, ignoring each of her silly friends as I went straight to my room. It was hard to sleep that night.
The next day, my roommate was too hungover to remember what happened so the subject was never broached…
Why design dissonance is necessary
Imagine this: You lean back against your seat after writing a long proposal at work and get ready to send it. It feels good doesn’t it? As you open your mail software and compose a new message, attach the file and add recipients, you count down the minutes before you can go home and get some much needed rest. It’s going to be a good night.
You spend about a minute or two trying to remember the email subject name to key into the search field, and you finally find it. You’re a little annoyed…