The work thing - the thing between front-end and visual/interactive
Here I go again. The job is long, to put it mildly. It's also been 10 years. I used to think 10 years was such a big, big number, and hearing someone say he'd been working for 10 years felt like ages. Now that I've been working for 10 years myself, it still feels like 10 years isn't really that long. Because there are only more challenges to face with what you have to learn, and they don't decrease with more years of work.
At the beginning of the year, I approached East for a chat. Tony is our UED leader, didn't really work with him much in particular but have seen his work and really liked it.
Once I said to Tung, I used to do design too, want to see what I did? East asked, when was it? I said '09. "Then it seems you're confident in your work!" I later looked at East's contemporaries and I said, "East, you're doing the same stuff I copied back then. East talked to me for a few minutes about things he cared about, like details. The same few words spaced 5 pixels apart and 10 pixels apart. The difference in the middle is not just 5 pixels, but also expresses the idea that this product is trying to convey to the user.
We do front-end and whenever we work with visuals, we always complain that it's just 1 pixel and the user can't see it. Sometimes we are racking our brains to achieve visual spacing between two modules. Incidentally, this kind of workload doesn't actually count as hours worked.