I’m based in Dublin, Ireland. I live in a quiet suburb of Dublin city.
I always had a love for writing short stories and poems since childhood. In recent years, I became an amateur/self-publishing author who enjoys producing works in my spare time alongside of the other commitments. When I started my career as a designer, I was not sure if it was what I liked to do professionally or not. However, as I grew as a designer, I realised that there was a similarity between designing digital products and storytelling. Creating digital products is like storytelling someone’s journey and experience in its product space. When I formed a notion of storytelling in designs from my own perspective, I became certain that I wanted to pursue a career as a designer.
I enrolled in the UI Design Bootcamp. My backbone is in engineering and human factors. I consider myself as UX designer/architect. There are a few reasons I decided to join the UI Bootcamp. First of all, I felt a need to polish my UI skills for a start-up product that my husband and I have been working together and hoping to grow as a small family business.Secondly, I wanted to go back to the basic in order to allow myself to reflect on the designs I produced from the UI perspectives instead of UX perspectives. Lastly, I enjoyed Memorisely design system bootcamp with Zander last year, and I wanted to continue exploring more about designs in general in the environment that gives me fresh and positive energy, which is one of the most important aspects when I choose a course like the UI bootcamp.
I wish I could remain as a student at Memorisely forever. Memorisely’s virtual classroom is very special to me because I can simply be someone who wants to learn, practice and experiment different design techniques, and I don’t need to worry about anything else other than enjoying the learning experience.
It’s hard for me to pick a specific part or activities, but what I like the most about the bootcamp is how Zander creates rapport in the classroom.
There is a flood of information about designs everywhere. The biggest challenge for me while learning UX/UI design has been how I establish my own mechanism to identify what is reliable source of information that I can learn from over something that is not very trustworthy. I sometime find it hard to deal with information overload.
I’m an early bird, and morning is the most productive time for me to work on designs that require a lot of logical and systematic thinking. Before I dive into my design activities, I make a call to my mum almost everyday just to say ‘morning’ and talk about the weather ⛅️
Tuesday and Thursday are simply non-stop and jumping between client projects/meetings and the bootcamp live class.
My evenings are dedicated to the side project that my husband and I are working together. It’s no longer a side project for us, especially because we did a soft launch of our very first digital product a few weeks ago. Thankfully, the number of downloads and active users are growing slowly but steadily day by day. A pressure is on to get our marketing site up and running as soon as we can🤞
Since my husband and I started working on our family project, our living room has turned into a workshop room. I’m surrounded by sticky notes, scribbles, and sketches on the walls alongside my favourite Charlie Brown and Snoopy tapestry.
When I want to do something other than design, I typically spend time playing Jigsaw puzzle. Magic Puzzles app is the must-have when I have some downtime. I’m also a bookworm who needs Kindle and Audible with me all the time. Lastly, I must not forget about Duolingo. My undergraduate degree was in languages and literature, so I still haven’t lost a love for learning languages.
If I need to pick one, it’s definitely Joy For All Companion Pet Cat. This product aims to provide the best possible interactive experience for older adults or anyone who needs comfort and companionship. I’ve instantly formed an emotional connection with this product because I see some similarity in their product mission to what I’d like to achieve as a human factor practitioner in the future.
After completing MSc. in Applied Ergonomics & Human Factors, my interest in cognitive robotics and human-voice recognition interface has grown, and I decided to pursue my lifetime goal to produce a rescue robot which humans can trust, especially in the context of disastrous situations and certain medical conditions.