Shanti Hadioetomo

186 Flips | 11 Magazines | 103 Likes | 55 Following | 7 Followers | @shantomo | RGD & currently an IxD at RBC. Former IxD at Intuit Canada. Passionately curious: tech, privacy, sustainability.

A former Google engineer explains how creative freedom can turn people into entitled jerks

For a certain type of worker, Google sounds like paradise. The company offers on-site gyms, generous 401(k) matches, cafeteria trolleys stocked with chai tea and mango lassis, and even high-tech Japanese toilets. But its most attractive benefit may be the gift of personal autonomy.<p>As one former …

This Self-Sabotaging Behavior Slows Your Growth. Do These 5 Things Instead

Five tactics to tackle procrastination from a New York Times bestselling author and success coach.<p>We all have our procrastination horror stories. Mine almost kept me from graduating college.<p>It was my senior year. For my marketing final, my group had to come up with a new branding strategy for …

Procrastination

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Personal Data

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

A former Netflix exec has a simple algorithm for figuring out whether you should leave your job

"When should I quit my job — or should I just stay?" is the kind of career question you can debate forever.<p>The pay is great. But your work is boring. Your coworkers are nice. Your boss is a demon. And so on.<p>Patty McCord has a solution.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, and she now runs …

Are You Financially Ready To Retire?

The day is finally approaching. You’ve been saving and investing most of your adult life for this moment, but now you’re not so sure you’re really ready to retire. It’s a predicament faced by many employees that we work with. While retirement readiness has many non-financial components to it, …

Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines

The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon …

eCommerce

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

Science Says, If You Want People To Respond, Tell A Good Story

A slight creaking sound could be heard as the room sat silent, waiting for the door to open. No one knew what to expect. Would lives be changed forever? Anxiety amongst the group continued to grow.<p>We’ve all found ourselves in this circumstance at some point in our life. As children a teacher would …

Stephen King

WTF is GDPR?

European Union lawmakers proposed a comprehensive update to the bloc’s data protection and privacy rules in 2012.<p>Their aim: To take account of seismic shifts in the handling of information wrought by the rise of the digital economy in the years since the prior regime was penned — all the way back …

Privacy

Facebook is using an old drug dealer tactic to keep its users hooked

Facebook said it’s making some far-reaching changes to what you see in your newsfeed. Soon, when you see a post, it’s more likely to be because a friend shared the link, rather than because you follow a media company or business that published it.*<p>Reporter Michael Coren summed up the decision that …

Social Media

Apple's $1,000 iPhone Taught Us A Very Important Business Lesson

The surprising reason why it might just work for them.<p>Everyone is going crazy over Apple's new iPhone --- for better or for worse. Now, whether you like Apple or not, we can all agree that the price of the newly released iPhone is quite the shocker. That might turn off some customers, but I will …

Customer Experience

The most valuable data tech companies collect about you

The privacy debate tends to focus on how big companies handle "private" information like Social Security Numbers, credit histories, financial …

Homeland Security will soon consider social media on every visa application

Social media accounts and search history will soon be regularly scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of a policy …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Content Creation

Do you even understand what game you're playing?<p>You're asking the wrong question.<p>Content creation isn't about coming up with one brilliant idea.<p>This is what very few people understand about winning the content creation game.<p>You're a designer. You're a photographer.<p>You're a writer. You're a …

Ernest Hemingway

Internet giants shift U.S. policy strategy to the defensive

Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.<p>Just last week, the U.S. Senate took a big step toward advancing legislation that would partially strip away the …

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Depression

How To Answer The 'Salary History' Question -- Without Giving Anything Away

When you talk on the phone with a recruiter, often the first question you will hear is “What are you earning now?”<p>You have to be able to answer the question “What are you earning now?” without giving away your current salary, or you will lose a big chunk of your negotiating leverage.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>…

The Equifax Data Breach Is Massive -- Here's How to Protect Yourself

Equifax announced a data breach that could affect 143 million consumers. Here's what you need to know.<p>On Thursday, Sept. 7, <b>Equifax</b> announced a data …

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead

Horizontal connections are what's important<p>Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors …

Management

UX Case Study: ESPN’s Fantasy App

In a blogosphere full of articles honing in on single, often granular components of user experience design, Codal’s UX Case Study series aims to …

Fantasy Football

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

Analytics for User Research, excerpt from Researching UX: Analytics by Luke Hay

Looking at the percentage of visitors from each country will help you understand the importance of international visitors to your website.<p>But you …

Google Analytics

​When Users Are Filled with Rage

As UX designers, it’s our job to make sure users can accomplish what they set out to do—and if we’re really on a roll—make them happy in the process. …

How Paula Scher works #1: On establishing a client's needs

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

Paula Scher

The state of enterprise UX design in 2017

We at UXPin surveyed 3,157 designers, developers, and product managers to gather insight into how business products have evolved — and where they’re headed next. What challenges do product teams face? How are teams structured? Are B2B companies really becoming more agile, or are they still chained …

The Daily Design Quote

Download our free ebook <b>The Basics of User Experience Design</b> to learn about core concepts in UX design.<p>In 9 chapters, we'll cover: conducting user …

UX Design

Meet “Design Systems”, A New Smashing Book

It’s ready, and it’s shipping. We’re <i>very</i> proud to release a brand new Smashing book: “Design Systems” by Alla Kholmatova’s — our new practical guide …

UX Design

For Designers: Japanese Design Principles That You Should Know

<i>Image via Haruka Misawa</i><p><b>It is no secret</b> that Japan produces powerful designers (and some whimsical ones too).<p><b>Here is a</b> list by My Modern Met of a few …

Japan

Should Designers Code????

No, Part Four. A few other reasons.<p>The self-referential view.<p>It’s unsurprising that a lot of bogus thinking has penetrated the “should designers …

UX Design