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“Half of a designer’s job involves soft skills.” I’m not sure who said that, but it’s so far proven to me to be true. Early in my career, I was naïve enough to believe Design is only about craft, the hard skills. Design practised in silo is far behind many…


A deep understanding of who would be benefiting from a product and how is often overlooked in the Product Design process. Without it, the product lacks focus and is less likely to resonate with customers, or worse, when a product further expands the gaps of inequalities.

However, customer behaviours are…


Creating anything from scratch is a difficult process. But, lucky for all of us, technology is getting better at making the innovation process less challenging.

At madeup.studio, we are a big fan of “Work smarter, not harder.” — one of the reasons we created MakeStuffUp.Info. …


We’re excited to share that we’re working to refresh our brand identity and revamp the website to offer a more robust and pleasing browsing experience. Our hope with MakeStuffUp.Info 2.0 …


As the pandemic continues to affect how we live and work, the needs for communities is more visible than ever. Communities can support us during the hard times via the simple act of sharing.

Illustration of two people hug each other.

We’re excited to share that MakeStuffUp.Info now has a Communities category, where you can find support…


MakeStuffUp.Info has officially been out in the wild for a year. We’ve reached almost 1000 people. It’s not a big number by today’s standards, but every visit adds fuel for us to build and improve for a low-budget project like this. …


Work smarter, not harder, with our curated resources so you can have more time for yourself and your loved ones and get one step closer to a true work-life balance.

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Zapier is a veteran in the no-code automation space. The tool helps connect the apps…


There have been lots of talks recently about racism against minority communities in the West. This conversation has now started to come up in the workplace. …


Time indeed does fly. It’s been almost a year since MakeStuffUp.Info launched, and we’re 8 resources away from 350 resources included on the site.

MakeStuffUp.Info started as an internal project, but then we thought this could be valuable for a lot more people. So we decided to share it publicly…


The Covid pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world; how we live & work. The tech industry’s working structure is getting flatter than ever. More & more companies let their employees work from home or be more flexible with how work is being done. As a result, we’ve become more reliant…

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