What I got on my mind today:
- We are looking for mid/senior designers to join our team - lesson learned: it’s tough to find any. However, few got our attention.
- Design maturity is essential for companies to survive. Great example: Honeywell, thermostat manufacturer created in 1953. Up until 2011, this company had complete control of the smart home, and after that, Nest came to the market. Nest had a full focus on a built-in UX design culture. Most people told that Honeywell had a lot of different other products to focus on. Eventually, in 2014, Nest was bought by Google for $3,200,000,000. “You like apples? Well, how do you like them apples?”
- Major design tasks of the week are done. Prepared for Friday brainstorming sessions, and in the evening, I got a birthday party. I will try to party not so hard.
- COVID-19 is already in Lithuania, however no confirmed cases. EU working as hard as possible and €232 million investment is up to tackle the outbreak.
- On the other hand, this virus outbreak cut China’s greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter. Coincidence?
- Everything that is going on reminds me of the scenario I’ve read on medium. Hours of scientific researches in one article. The future is grim article
Scary? Not really.