2020 Year-End Notes to Self
Last year I started writing year end notes as reminder to myself about the things that happened in the year.
After a productive 2019, I had no clue that 2020 would be a unique year that would turn the whole world upside down. For 2020 I planned to rethink what I was spending time on earlier to more strategic. One of the plans was to make my community contributions more effective; I was planning to move the events I organize more into digital format to reach a wider audience and also to make it stay longer. Along with Sesha Devarajan we started Interactions where we wanted to capture candid discussions with people we admire.
We captured discussions with three awesome people from the design community,
We are planning to make more such conversations this year do follow and subscribe to interactions.
"Interactions" is an initiative to capture discussions between/with designers from different backgrounds of the design…
Understand Human Anatomy before XR Experience Design
UX is getting a seat at the SEO table
Is the apple ecosystem getting ready for the glass?
An MR dream for the next billion
Using InVision for AR prototyping
Evolution of Human-Computer Interaction and where spatial computing is taking us to.
Why “Why” in Products? with @leanpitch
From looking into the box to out of the box at India HCI 2020
Designing for XR at UX-India
Books I read
“Design Values” by Balaram S
“Human Compatible” by Stuart Russell
“Indistractable” by Nir Eyal
“Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark
“Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari
“Atomic Habits” by James Clear
Courses / Workshops
Product Manager Nanodegree program at Udacity
Manipal Innovation and Design (MIND)
How to Design for Augmented and Virtual Reality at the Interaction Design Foundation
Introduction to Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
IT Ethics: Professionalism and Ethics in Computing
UX Design Masterclass
Transparency and Accountability for Robots and Artificial Intelligence Systems
Product Masterclass: How to Build Digital Products
Values by Design in the Algorithmic Era
There was not much travel this year due to COVID, but I had a couple of memorable trips both at the beginning and end of this year.
And after the lockdown and spending, most of the year at home ended this year with a trek to Sandakphu. For more travel stories follow me on Instagram.
As always, stepping into 2021 with a lot of hope. The journey continues……