World IA Day @ The Home Depot

TL;DROn April 3, 2019 @ 11am EST, there is a free webinar that goes over procuring solutions and how Section 508 impacts this decision making. For product and UX professionals looking for another angle in inclusive design and research, this webinar may be informative.

About a month ago…


Taking the dive with the iPad Pro.

The Apple iPad came out in 2010 and since then there have been many other players in the game. At the time, I thought they were pretty neat when I tried them out, but I haven’t figured out what kind of use I had for them. …


Last week I participated in a workshop over at General Assembly called “Innovation in Design Thinking”. It was a 4-hour workshop hosted by the folks at 352 Inc., and it was a pretty easy sell for me since it was local and free.

352 Inc. giving an overview of the design thinking process.

I signed up for the workshop because…


Recently, I had started a new job and aside from acclimating to the new processes, on-boarding rituals, and figuring out how to work the coffee machine, one of the more challenging tasks for me is remembering names.

Since it had been so long since I’ve started a new job, it…


That time in my life has come where I’m making a transition from one job to another. What makes this interesting is that I’m coming from a company where I had my first outing into the UX field.

To briefly summarize my career post-college thus far…

  • Web Developer (4 years…

This past weekend I participated in my first hackathon. To keep the journey leading up to it brief, I’ll just say in a nutshell that I discovered the event after having been active in the Code for Atlanta group for the past ~2 months during my time in finding active…


Recently, I’ve been observing on Facebook the multitude of friends who have been updating their statuses to indicate that they are available for lodging for those who are looking to evacuate the South Florida area. It’s great that there are so many people offering to help prior to the arrival…


As a UX design professional, I feel that one of the important things to do to keep me on my toes is to practice design thinking. I suppose a common metaphor for this would be physical exercise (we’ll use running). That is, at first, running is such a slog, but…


So, my wife and I have recently purchased our first house. It was a pretty crazy of a whirlwind of a process. A lot of anticipation, anxiety, and excitement strewn along the way. …


This is more of like an open discussion than an attempt to identify and solve an issue. One of the cornerstones of banter at the office involves the fast food restaurant Chick-Fil-A (CFA) that is near the office. Typically the banter is comparing what free treats we can redeem, how…

Christopher Octa

UX Designer | Atlanta, GA

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