Standing next to a tiny car outside of Maids of Honour, a tea house opened in 1850 or so.
Robbin's Code of (Design) Honor
Understand the user first and foremost.
Time-box yourself and stick to it.
Remember that design is iterative.
Know your team's strengths; they'll be the ones building it, after all.
Cross-team collaboration is key.
Assume best intent.
Design needs feedback to survive.
Always carry a sketchbook (or stay close to a whiteboard).
Know the difference between design as a philosophy and design in practice.
Quick Guide to Robbin
Goes by: Robbin.
Born in: San Francisco, CA as a first gen Asian-American (and learned what that meant in college).
Notable background information: Worked as a bookseller, a customer service associate, and a community manager. Speaks a fair bit of languages.
Knows a lot about: Fine teas; education/learning; board games; Japanese history (culture, art, etc.); languages and linguistics; books; psychology; traveling in London, Toronto, or Kyoto; digital anthropology. Can also be found Sporcling to retain random trivia.
One thing people may misunderstand about me: My face/demeanor generally look like I'm displeased. I'm not. It's just my face and I always cross my arms because it's comfortable.
Currently reading: Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
Netflix recommendation: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (ALAS! It's no longer on Netflix, but can be watched on Acorn TV.) // She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
The last thing that made me think about life: Strolling through Edinburgh Castle
Creative outlets of choice: Crochet, sketching, writing, boxing