7 ideas to (re)build our Smart, Sustainable and Creative cities in a post-COVID19 era.

What is the role of digital technology in the development of a new Smart, Sustainable and Creative City paradigm in a post-COVID19 era? If we take into account that the €140 billion from the historic EU Coronavirus recovery fund that Spain is getting does not establish any concrete reform, unless the money is destined for the green […]

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Craftsmanship in web & UX design…

Inspired by the work of sociologist Richard Sennet, I’ll try to explain my approach to craftsmanship in contemporary use of digital tools, organizing work cyberspace, and thinking about inmaterial relationships with computer networks… In 1986 for my 10th birthday my parents gave me a Spectrum 48k computer and I spent hours and hours in my bedroom […]

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14 useful UX design facts.

The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, technology, and their contextual environments. The most imperative attribute that a UX designer can exude is the art of understanding people in general, and users in particular. Sounds relatively simple, right? Except that, it’s not. Every user […]

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GALAPAGOS Studio is here!

Since a very young age I realized that art, design, and technology help us envision and build alternative worlds… That’s why these last 25 years I have worked for different companies and collaborated as a freelance artist and designer with different projects and businesses. But in 2017 I made a drastic decision and resigned my stable job […]

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Becoming a digital minimalist…

I have written many times about Minimalism which describes movements in various forms of art and design where the work is set out to expose the essence through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. When some months ago I heard about Digital Minimalism I decided to learn more about this philosophy, created by Cal Newport, […]

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Designing human cognitive experiences.

“Natural science is concerned with the necessary, with how things are, whereas design is concerned with the contingent, with how things might be”, Herbert Simmon (1969). The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, artifacts, and their contextual environments. So the main focus of this […]

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Why I’m a Communication Designer.

The way that we humans use symbols and signals to transmit information among each other in order to communicate is fundamentally different from the way that most animal species do it, specially if we take into account how we mediate this process through technology. According to Manuel Bohn, a researcher in Stanford University inspired by […]

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What is Blockchain?

Blockchain enables the existence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (the one for which this technology was invented) and is a leading artifact in the evolution of the internet. Therefore, Blockchain distributed ledger is a technology that promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers, autonomous cars and decentralized social networking. According to Hackernoon […]

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