The role of UX in the gamification of Finance.

A screen from Robinhood, showing a graph of when GameStop was rising
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How should companies respond in these scenarios?

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  • If she’s truly doubling her efforts…

I did 51 of 365 days for my Acts of Action

Photo from one of my first protests in Seattle when Trump created a travel ban.


Embrace talking to yourself

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The Honest System We Have Overlooked.

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The One Honest System In the Philippines Everyone Overlooks

I saw an article about how one bus line now uses the “honesty box” as a way to pay for bus fare. This system only takes cash and you can’t get change. I didn’t think that there was anything new or novel with the idea, because we see this in other parts of the world, but what was surprising to me was how a lot of the commenters thought this system will fail in the Philippines because Filipinos are not honest.


Help us name and claim cultural artifacts of the Philippines by writing about them.

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And I think this is ok.

This is an attempt to clear my head on the last day of the year.

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did you know you’re powerful?

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This is for anyone who is feeling powerless.

Don’t let the world fool you, you are in fact powerful. Simply being alive means that your presence has an impact on something, somewhere in the world. The choices we make will always affect something.


We have our first hire! And it’s not a position you might expect from a Creative Agency.

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How we came about this decision.

One of the first projects that lowercase has been wanting to do is a furniture and housewares line. This is an important brand we want to put out from the very beginning considering my background as an Industrial Designer and because one of my big life goals is to help define…


for the sake of transparency

The Culture That Lanao Designed to Create

Branding Design to celebrate the Filipino Culture

We sourced inspiration from the streetscape and landscape of the Philippines, in…

Ana Mengote Baluca

Design and Strategy living in between Manila, Seattle and New York. Writing about design things and things in Design. And sometimes random things.

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