Years before I start as a UX designer, I started my martial art life and that was the best choice I ever made.

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Let’s start at the very beginning. I was the kind of child that loved sports, but I was terrible at every single one I tried (and I tried a lot, from running to basketball, dance, volleyball, etc.). I was almost giving up on finding some activity I could enjoy and be at least okay playing it.

But, one day on my 14’s, passing by a gym I saw a poster with big bold letters saying “martial arts/training with swords/yoga”.


For a 14 years old that was passionate about animes and mangas, that sounded simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g. So I told my parents about it and I went to my first class of martial art with swords. …


Débora Martins

UX Designer that loves the product process, from problem discovery and strategy definition to the creation of interaction and visual design. Also, I’m an archer

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