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What did I do?

Over the summer, I designed on Jobs on Facebook team. Our team's goal is simple but difficult: Help people get jobs. While I can't disclose the details of my project, on a high level, I worked on defining the people problem, ideating different design solutions, doing usability testing, figuring out the engineering constraints and feasibility, and aligned with the cross-functional team on design direction.

If you are interested in learning more about my project, please reach out to me.

Duration: Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Major Takeaways

This summer has been definitely the most memorable one in my design career. Over just 3 months, I grew so much as a person, designer, and a teammate. The experience was remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I had so much fun despite the lack of in-person interaction.

 

1) Cross-functional conversation allows me to determine the proper scope of the project. Especially when the problem space is complex, a regular conversation with your partners allows you to stay in the right direction. It also allows you to receive feedback early and move quickly through the problem space. Cross-functional alignment is also the key to delivering a successful experience in a short time.

2) It is integral for a designer to always embrace a learner's mindset and keep seeking feedback.

3) Overcommunicate- As many workplaces move towards remote settings, it is better to overcommunicate than less. It allows the team to be aware of what you are working on and seeking help early in the phase allows the whole team to move quickly.

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