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Christian Rivera
I write about the various intersections between design, business, and the human experience.
Created 29 Sep 2021
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  • Designing A Life
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Over the past few weeks I have written about design and human complexity through the lens of Spotify and Huge, two companies with different motivations and distinctly different business models. As a d...
  • Intentionally Industry-Agnostic
    21 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    This week we’re moving away from superstar product-led businesses to look at the agencies that support them. It’s easy for us to conceptualize how and why the Spotifys of the world benefit from a serv...
  • Designing Spotify
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Spotify knows what you like. Most people simply refer to this as “the algorithm”, a ghost in the shell that takes note of your tastes and serves you music that fits your many moods. It feels like magi...
  • The Grey Area
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    The design process embraces confusion. You’re often working to make sense of complex human emotions (both the stakeholder’s, and your own), trying to remove bias, and synthesizing patterns of behavior...
  • Introducing Grey Area
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
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