When a person is browsing a website and they can’t find what they want in a few seconds, they’re unlikely to stick around for much longer.

As a result, websites benefit greatly from an intuitive structure and organization. The websites that fail to address the issues with information architecture lose sales as customers grow frustrated and leave.

Information architecture (IA) is the art and science of organization, structuring, and labeling of the information. Its goal is to design an optimal architecture for the information and organize relation between various information elements.

One of the common reasons for having bad IA…


How to remotely validate product designs through user research?

Remote user research

User research is done to help create a good user experience of a product by placing people at the center of the design process. There are many different user research methods that can be used. In this article, we are focusing on remote user research, and more specifically on design validation through prototype testing.

UX designer running prototype testing session on-site

What are the reasons to conduct user research remotely?

  • Remote user research can be more affordable as you don’t need a lab, transport tickets, or expensive software to run it. …


A science-based guide to staying in control of your life

Does life sometimes feel like running on a treadmill, endlessly going through one problem after another? Good things happen, but they often don’t last long, and very soon you are back to the everyday grind.

Some days are good, some days are bad… One year there is a pandemic, another year you get a dream job and fall in love. Some days you win, some days you don’t... But what is unique to us humans is that sooner or later we all experience negative feelings or we think that our life isn’t going exactly as planned. …


A drastic, yet useful, stoic technique to help you focus on living your life — your way

Epictetus, born a slave to later become a well known Greek Stoic philosopher

Motivation

Since I was lucky to work in various different fields, from engineering to design and marketing, I realized there is something that all of them share.

What unifies all of them is that the best way to excel at these disciplines is to start with the end goal in sight. Meaning, for example, when you are programming a piece of code you first need to understand what is the current problem that the existing code has. When designing, you need to understand business goals and user goals to be able to design the optimal solution. …


Don't lose your savings because of inflation but instead earn money passively

Where should you invest your money?

Two of the most common ways are investing in the stock market and investing in real estate. Of course, there exist many other investing methods like investing in a business, in precious metals like gold, by doing peer-to-peer lending, etc.

People are usually more familiar with real estate than stock market investing. Real estate is popular because it’s a physical investment than you can touch with your own hands. It’s a tangible investment that hedges against inflation, but the returns on real estate investments are often moderate. …


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Most important information for expats and digital nomads based on personal experience

Basic information

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and the most visited city in South America. And no wonder, as it’s full of beautiful architecture from the rich past of this vast country. Buenos Aires, being home to its charming tango-dancing citizens, often feels like an eclectic mix of Europe and Latin America.

Being a multicultural city and a recipient of millions of immigrants from all over the world, it is considered one of the most diverse cities of the Americas.

Population: 15.59 million (similar to Los Angeles/Bangkok/Istanbul)

Size: 2681 km2 (roughly the size of Sao Paulo/Paris/Bangkok)

Best neighborhoods: Palermo, Recoleta…


Santiago, Chile

Most important information for expats and digital nomads based on personal experience

Basic information

Santiago is the capital of Chile and one of the largest cities in Latin America. It has a booming economy, a strong currency, and easy visa regulations. It is also home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations.

Sitting in the middle of the country it’s nearby to the beautiful Andes mountain range and the Pacific coast so it offers great access to nature, besides lucrative career opportunities.

👥 Population: 6,31 million (similar to Madrid/San Francisco/Toronto)

📐 Size: 984 km2 (roughly the size of Rome/Barcelona/Lima)

🏘️ Best neighborhoods: Providencia, Bellas Artes, Barrio Italia, Lastarria, Las Condes

Climate

When you land…


Learn how to set up development and quality assurance process for a small remote team

When you are a small company, you are limited with resources — limited with time, limited with money. The most important rule to know in this kind of scenario is the 80/20 rule. Spend 80% of the time focusing on 20% of the most important things. So, in this case, to build upon the shoulders of the giants we need to utilize agile development and lean startup methodologies.

I am responsible for managing a remote team in the sales niche, called Thread.live. We are building…


Stories about happiness and love

A STORY ABOUT AN AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND A MEXICAN FISHERMAN

The first story comes from Tim Ferris’s book The 4-hour workweek where he talks about how to combine work and leisure. He has formulated this idea into a concept called mini-retirement. The idea is to avoid working for deferred life-plan and waiting to get rich but instead create a luxury lifestyle here and now.

An American businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone call from the office the first morning, he walked out to the pier to clear his head. …


The beta invitation is finally in… Does the product really meet the high expectations and praise from industry influencers?

New product or a new version of an old product?

So Framer X came out… But it is not a completely new tool popping out of nowhere. Framer has actually been on the market for a long time but the version X is introducing significant changes and can be considered a separate product.

The way the app works has been changed dramatically and now it’s possible to create a complete interactive prototype without writing any line of code. If you know how to write code, you can use real ReactJS components and include them in your prototype. …

Andrej Dragisic

Product Designer & Product Manager www.andrejdragisic.com

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