Norman Tran

Norman Tran

Interaction Designer at Declara Joined over 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2015), Apr 21, 2015

    Declara is hiring a Product Designer!

    Things We're Proud Of: ✦ CEO Ramona has been featured on TED, Forbes, Business Insider, and won awards "Gold Stevie: Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2014" and "Entrepreneur Magazine: Top Women to Watch in 2015" ✦ $30 MM in funding from the likes of Peter Thiel, Founders Fund ✦ Veteran-led (seasoned executives from Apple, Microsoft, HP, Zynga, etc) ✦ Rich diversity (3 female executives, LGBT leaders throughout the company) ✦ International offices (Palo Alto, Singapore, Mexico, Boise) ✦ Dog & Unicorn friendly

    If you're a Product Designer excited about designing the future tool for learning and collaboration, I'd love to talk to you. Message me for more details.

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  • Posted to What's something important that you never learned in school?, Mar 27, 2015

    I want to talk about some of the "soft" skills and life lessons that don't come directly from a formal education:

    1) Relentless curiosity: untangling the web of assumptions that bias everything we think about and do

    2) Mindfulness: being aware what things at work trigger me (i.e. negative feedback) and responding constructively

    3) Happiness: being happy is actually quite hard if you don't have good habits that cultivate it (gratitude, balanced perspective, etc)

    4) Learning to learn: understanding growth mindset vs fixed mindset, spaced repetition, difference between memorizing and understanding, etc.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who’s Hiring (March, 2015)?, Mar 02, 2015

    Declara is hiring a visual designer in our Palo Alto office!

    From writing secret missile-tracking algorithms for the military at 16, to coma-surviving entrepreneur and champion cyclist, CEO Ramona Pierson realized in her recovery that learning no longer happens only in classrooms or structured courses, but occurs in the conversations we have and articles we read every day. She believes all of us have immense untapped potential, so she started Declara to give students and professionals a place to discover, organize and share this information as well as showcase their learning to others.

    Things We're Proud Of: ✦ Ramona has been featured on TED, Forbes, Business Insider, and won awards "Gold Stevie: Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2014" and "Entrepreneur Magazine: Top Women to Watch in 2015" ✦ $30 MM in funding from the likes of Peter Thiel, Founders Fund ✦ Veteran-led (seasoned executives from Apple, Microsoft, HP, Zynga, etc) ✦ Rich diversity (3 female executives, LGBT leaders throughout the company) ✦ International offices (Palo Alto, Singapore, Mexico, Boise) ✦ Dog & Unicorn friendly

    If you're a visual designer with some mobile and/or enterprise experience, I'd love to talk to you. Message me for more details.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's Hiring? (February 2015), Feb 03, 2015

    Declara is hiring a Visual Designer for our Palo Alto Office!

    From writing secret missile-tracking algorithms for the military at 16, to coma-surviving entrepreneur and champion cyclist, CEO Ramona Pierson realized in her recovery that learning no longer happens only in classrooms or structured courses, but occurs in the conversations we have and articles we read every day. She believes all of us have immense untapped potential, so she started Declara to give students and professionals a place to discover, organize and share this information as well as showcase their learning to others.

    • Ramona has been featured on TED, Forbes, Business Insider, and won awards "Gold Stevie: Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2014" and "Entrepreneur Magazine: Top Women to Watch in 2015"
    • $30 MM in funding from the likes of Peter Thiel, Founders Fund
    • Veteran-led (seasoned executives from Apple, Microsoft, HP, Zynga, etc)
    • Rich diversity (3 female executives, LGBT leaders throughout the company)
    • International offices (Palo Alto, Singapore, Mexico, Boise)
    • Dog friendly

    If you're a visual designer with some mobile and/or platform experience, we'd love to talk to you. Message me at norman.tran@declara.com

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: I'm John Maeda, Design Partner @ Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) in Silicon Valley, Nov 20, 2014

    Hi John,

    As a designer just starting out in the field (5 months in), I've been thinking a lot about how to deliver value to potential mentors instead of simply asking for advice.

    In your experience, what qualities in a designer makes you want to mentor them (I. E do they reach out in unconventional ways) ? And what are some things your mentees have done for you to make your time well spent (a mutual exchange of value) ?

    Thank you so much for your time - really appreciate it!

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  • Posted to Quora Redesign, in reply to Joe Fritz , May 15, 2014

    Thanks for the comment Joe! Curious how you approach your design process.

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