😍 Hello all,
First of all, apologies for being absent for such a long time. Life kind of become a bit fast, and I was not expecting it. It caught me unprepared, and I wasn't able to keep up with my every Tuesday newsletter.
I am feeling a bit in control now. As you may know, I just completed my 7 part series on ROI of UX on Startup Grind (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-the-roi-of-ux-w-mudassir-azeemi-uc-berkeley-presented-by-aws/#/). And a Design System talk and Unpacking UX masterclass at UX Pakistan https://2020.uxpakistan.com/speaker/mudassir-azeemi/. Superb experience so far.
On May 24th, we celebrated Eid 🌙, and this was a celebration day for Muslims because we just finished our fasting month known as Ramadan, which goes for 29 or 30 days (based on moon sighting). The biggest lesson I learned this year during the month of Ramadan is "self-control on assumptions."
Yes, self-control on assumptions. I will practice this a lot in the coming days and make it my life-habit.
Now, here are some excellent links I noticed this week:
When you are designing the logo, you have to be mindful about the culture, and also about the holistic feelings. This link will give you an idea of what do I mean by that. https://www.boredpanda.com/graphic-designer-redesigned-worst-logos-emanuele-abrate/
I am teaching at UC Berekely (Extension); currently, my topic is UX/UI. While helping my students, I stumble upon this awesome plugins for Figma - https://uxdesign.cc/10-best-figma-plugins-september-2019-30b4dd4e5708
I love Apple Notes. I am writing this email in Apple Notes. However, I restart evaluating my writing habit, and also organizing the details around it, kind of like being meta around it. So this news that some of the features are now FREE in Notion is good news - I am still reluctant that should I transform all my notes there? That I am not so sure about it. https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/19/21261811/note-taking-app-notion-free-plan-personal-use-unlimited-blocks
Alright, do you have anything to share? Just reply to this email, and we will talk more about it.
I will resume my writing from now onward, and my minimum target is at least twice a month. Let see if I can speed up and continue sharing my thoughts and resources with you every week.
Ciao for now!