Team

Avast! Behind the Sails at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Since 2005, we’ve started each year with a bang by working the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR), a premier yachting event taking place in Langkawi, Malaysia. Organised and run by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), the renowned event marks the beginning of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix’s calendar and is one of the biggest… Keep reading

User Experience

User Research: Common Mistakes and Best Practices

If I were to write about user research 5 years ago, half of this article would focus on convincing people to include research as part of their product development cycle. However, that time is long gone. Now everyone is customer obsessed. Most product teams spend hours talking to customers in an attempt to empathise before… Keep reading

Tech

Creating a Custom Block Type for WordPress Gutenberg Editor

For all the buzz it has generated in 2018, you would need to be a hermit (or at least someone who doesn’t work in web-development) to not have heard of WordPress version 5. I’m of course referring to its game-changing feature — the new block-based editor, Gutenberg. The new editor radically changes the writing experience in… Keep reading

User Experience

Make the Leap —How to Get a UX Design Job without a UX Background

Learn 3 takeaways from 3 designers who got a UX design job without a design degree You’ve probably already heard of the field of UX Design, or User Experience Design. After all, it’s the field responsible for designing the end-to-end experiences of the apps and websites you love. UX Design has become increasingly important for companies,… Keep reading

Team

How I Got the Crazy Opportunity to be a UI/UX Apprentice for Stampede

Me (on the left) with my eventual supervisor, Zo-Ee.   A story on how attending a conference, some serendipity, and writing articles led to me interning remotely for Stampede Hi there, I’m Brian Tan, a 4th year student from Manila here in the Philippines. It’s been 4 days of me working as a UI/UX apprentice… Keep reading

User Experience

People Smarts: 5 Essential Soft Skills for UX Designers

One of the biggest things I learnt when I became a UX designer was the importance of soft skills. A UX practitioner relies heavily on person-to-person know how. Knowing what people need and how to craft a solution that is easy to use, useful, and delightful takes a significant amount of reading between the lines… Keep reading

User Experience

The Users Don’t Know What They Want, or Do They?—Asking the Right Questions for UX

There's a stigma in asking questions in professional capacity. Many people worry that asking questions will make them look less informed or worse, ignorant. But I think one of the greatest things about being a UX practitioner is this: you now have the license to ask. Keep Reading

Remote Work

A City of Our Own X: Leyte

Hi, kamusta ka na? My name is Rolando Parado, Stampede’s newest addition to the development team. I am here to tell you about where I come from, which is an island in the Philippines called Leyte.   Leyte is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines, along with other major islands such as Panay, Negros,… Keep reading

User Experience

Getting Started with UX Writing

I came across this tweet from Smashing Magazine the other day, asking, “What are the things you wish you’d known when you started working on the web?”   Two things came to mind: one, is that you will not get good overnight — and knowing the fast-paced tech industry, even if you have mastered one skill,… Keep reading

User Experience

So You Wanna Be a UI/UX Designer: Part 2

In previous post, we talked about the core skills needed to become a UI/UX designer, which includes user research, wireframing, visual design, prototyping, basic coding, metric and analytics & writing. In Part 2 today, we are going to take a look at some personal attributes of a UI/UX designer. As a UI/UX designer, your responsibility… Keep reading