Design & other dirty words

I’ve been increasingly bothered by the characterization of design lately, which goes a little something like this:

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#YourSuccessStory is a clever campaign for UP Job Fair 2014

Before the UP Fair hits during the Diliman month of February, the University Job Fair does. On its 25th year it made quite an impression that I don’t believe has been done before. #YSS isn’t just a bunch of event announcements with posters that look good. It’s a proper campaign that encourages graduating UP students to not only find a job, but more importantly, to aim for success. And possibly […]

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Distiled communication

“Over time, the line that separates writing from speaking, coding and design gradually fades away. Eventually, you realize that they’re simply different forms of communication. When you execute any of these four actions, you’re conveying a message. A good writer, speaker, hacker, or designer is measured by how well they’re able to convey this message.” Brevity in Design by Jared Erondu People join groups because they want to find like-minded […]

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Web Design is Misunderstood

The perks: doing what I love anytime, anywhere, in anything. The hazards: in pictures below.

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Why Pay for Business Networking? Use a Social Network!

It’s amazing how many old, backward methods can be eradicated by the Web. Months ago a friend invited me to attend a business networking chapter meeting. I knew not too many details about it, only that it was a very prestigious organization, it would help grow my roster of contacts as a budding entrepreneur, and it would be better to experience firsthand how it worked. MLM? Despite how suspicious it […]

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Real(ly Long) Names, Short Nicknames, and the Consequences of Your Online Identities

I have a long name. Three first names: Adelaida Sophia Marie Three-syllable middle name: Figueras Three-syllable surname: Lucero It is exactly the reason I have a very short nickname, Ia. Though some people have difficulty pronouncing or spelling it. In elementary school, I grew up writing “A. Sophia Marie” as shorthand for my first names so it would be quicker. Plus I knew at least two classmates who also had […]

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Be Productive: Be Lazy!

Why am I always amused by these debunking-the-myth articles, especially when it comes to GTD? Last time it was justifying procrastination; this time it’s taking advantage of laziness! Here’s an observation: often the smartest people are the laziest ones. They’re always looking for ways to get out of work, or do make something easier, and their creative ways of doing that have come up with some of the most ingenius, […]

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The Perils of Problogging

There seems to be a rift between personal blogging and professional blogging (aka problogging). In Shari’s recent post, where she compares blogging in the past and present, commenters seem to imply that running advertisements on their blogs as well as people who start blogs for the sole purpose of blogging is a miserable example of how desperate people are to earn money. Worse, at least one commenter believes blogging is […]

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Friends + Fireworks

This is my attempt at a personal entry for reasons you shall soon find out. Alas, I failed. Aimee, one of four high school friends I finally met after four long years at the SM Mall of Asia last Friday, asked me why I didn’t like to use LiveJournal and why I didn’t write about personal things there, or anywhere else. The first question is easy. Here’s a partial answer. […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.