Illustration of a person on a rocket moving towards a trophy signifying goals
Illustration of a person on a rocket moving towards a trophy signifying goals

It was a usual socially distant Thursday afternoon. The morning skirmish of remote meetings had died down ( Zoom fatigue is real folks! ). I was reflecting on my day so far and feeling a bit unsettled about a meeting earlier. A teammate and I were brainstorming with our summer intern in a typical 30 min zoom sesh and had to wrap up abruptly to jump on another call. In spite of doing our best that short session, I wondered if I had managed to translate everything I had to say in that brief discussion. In a pre COVID world, we would have had the luxury of co-location, facetime, discussions over coffee, random corridor talks, and so on. …


Wear your opportunity goggles — Always!

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I began my journey as a user experience designer quite organically many moons ago. I did not undergo formal education in this field. Everything was learnt in the deep end of the pool. On the job.

When I used to join software project teams in some of my previous roles, I was given cool monikers like ‘Design Ninja’ or ‘Design Rockstar’. And while I used to beam with pride, I soon realized that it happened cos people simply didn’t understand what I actually did. …

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Priyanka Nagwekar

Right Brain Specialist | Staff Product Designer @ VMware | Enterprise Apps Focus

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