I’m not an easy person. I’m fast, loud, rarely satisfied, I have a can-do attitude, but I get bored easily. I’m a whirlwind, and sometimes people feel intimidated by me. I don’t think that someone is right just because he’s above me in the hierarchy, and it’s hard to shut my mouth when I feel suppressed. I had my problems with that attitude, and I felt that this is all my fault, while it was just not the right workplace for me.
I was riding my bike yesterday to the pharmacy to save my head from being exploded when the idea popped into my mind. I’m gonna draw the layout of my flat and make a heatmap of what I’m doing where for how long in the apartment!
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with one of the most popular prototyping tools, Figma. It has a very steep learning curve (especially if you have an Adobe background, as the shortcuts and mechanisms work pretty much the same), and we can quickly draw high fidelity wireframes from scratch to show the clients how the actual product […]
I had an urgent dashboard redesign request for a conference. This was the first time for me using small multiple donut charts, and it took hours until I managed to fit the labels (with help). One useful advice: don’t forget to check for blanks if texts get messed up! Two charts were showing the exact […]
I had to come up with a visual about our company’s design process for a client presentation. This pic shows how we get from the brainstorming period through creating prototypes to the phase when we’re ready for the user acceptance test. When there’s a request like that, I always make two versions: a white that […]
I had one day to make a fully designed dashboard from scratch, that was quite a challenge. Usually I just have a look at the data, let it sink in and I’ll get back to the task when I came up with a data design. For this I had only 6 hours from the first […]
This week I was working on a fleet management dashboard (from data generation and masking to UI) in Power BI and had a really hard time with the design this time. The original report that we wanted to improve contained only one chart, a heatmap in Excel and that was a core element that needed […]
At the office we have a whiteboard on the wall that we like doodling on, and my Friday afternoons are usually all about drawing and drinking lemon flavoured non-alcoholic beer to kick the weekend off. Today I sketched up these two guys (a normal distribution and a skewed distribution) to cheer up my colleague, inspired […]
At Starschema we’re planning to introduce a blockchain based internal monetary system where pesos can be spent on company gadget. We can earn money by taking part in various social activities like meetup presentations, holding internal trainings or writing blog posts among many other things. Pesos can be transferred to other colleagues too for helping […]
At the beginning of this year, I got a project to prepare a decent looking demo dashboard in Power BI for our company to use at presales meetings. I chose the topic of utilization as it’s something everyone is interested in, regardless of the industry they’re working in. Tracking the productivity and efficiency of employees […]
Yes, this colour scheme seems to be a current obsession, but I promise it will pass eventually. Last week I was asked to visualize the results of our car racing simulator at Starschema, and having the first glimpse of the data, I saw there’s not that much in it for a jaw-dropping viz. On the […]
Even though I did not come out as a girly girl, my mother was quite successful in planting the very gist of Barbies in my mind forever. It turns out, that spending a yearly salary on a Barbie caravan / convertible and surprising me with a white Barbie horse for my little brother’s birthday has […]