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Aspiring Product Designer based in NYC — www.amylima.design

Frankie!! Lovely to see an article from a Clubhouse friend :)

I actually feel the *same* way about my powerlifting/mobility training hobby, and wanted to eventually write a similar article! Love it 🙌🏽


Reimagining Social Media’s next star: A Case Study.

Disclaimer: I do not work for Clubhouse, and the views in this case study are strictly my own. As a budding designer, I acknowledge that my vision for this project may be overly ambitious and at times reliant on assumptions of business goals and user data. In a perfect world, I’d be working alongside the Clubhouse team with direct access to these resources to guide my work. Until then, this case study is meant to be an exploratory learning experience on a product I deeply admire.

PS: This full case study can…


My Experience and Lessons Learned Attending (and Winning) My First Hackathon

Man wearing a halloween mask and eyeglasses on his office computer
Man wearing a halloween mask and eyeglasses on his office computer
Spoiler alert: you’re not actually “hacking” anything

One of the reasons I love the world of design so much is that its constant evolution requires you to maintain a growth mindset, always eager to upskill or explore a new craft; as someone who finds great fulfilment in a meaningful challenge, this lends especially well to me. And so put it to the test, I humbly signed up for my first hackathon, only moderately aware of what such an event entails, and even less certain of what valuable contributions I could bring to the table as a (very) Junior UX Designer. Challenge accepted.

The first hurdle was finding…


Dissecting the Usability, Accessibility, and Ethics of Twitter.

Twitter (or TWTR, as it was named in its 2006 inception), is one of the most prolific and powerful social media platforms used today. Though its humble beginnings were inspired by Jack Dorsey’s fascination with the concept of “statuses” (a close cousin of the beloved “away messages” used on live blogging sites at the time), Twitter has since evolved to become much more than simply a social media powerhouse, but also a leading news source. …


The Rise and Fall of Rhapsody, the Revolutionary Streaming Service You Probably Never Heard About

Photo of the Rhapsody Streaming Service interface circa 2001
Photo of the Rhapsody Streaming Service interface circa 2001
Rhapsody’s original interface in 2001

Background

The year is 2001, and the music consumption ecosystem was rapidly (and radically) changing. Apple had just launched iTunes, and by December of that year (2 months after the revolutionary iPod was released), Rhapsody was born.

Rhapsody, although not widely recognized (or even known), was actually the first music streaming service to come to market, and helped pioneer the streaming ecosystem we know today. At $9.99 per month, you could stream any music in its library (then approximately 350k songs) through its desktop app.

Although…


Differentiating Between Good and Great Product Design

Photo of someone holding an iPhone against a neon background, taken by Daniel Korpai on Unsplash.
Photo of someone holding an iPhone against a neon background, taken by Daniel Korpai on Unsplash.
Image by Daniel Korpai on Unsplash

Products are objects, systems, goods, and services that consumers use. …

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