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Feeding my hunger for photography during the pandemic

An abandoned New York City in The Division (2016)

The hardest part of this ongoing pandemic was distancing myself away from the scenery and interesting locations. Suddenly, taking random pictures became lifeless and futile in a room that is now a temporary replacement for the outside world. Sure, you can be creative and do an indoor photoshoot but at times, those efforts can be underwhelming and repetitive.

And so, your addiction for capturing moments and scenes beyond these concrete walls grow stronger.

I always found it amusing how we run into things coincidently, especially when we have no idea whatsoever of what it is and how much we need…


Design lessons learnt from the financial and IT industry

Photo by Carlos Muza on Unsplash

The first journey I had within the IT industry, began in a large Middle-Eastern financial and brokerage company. Within a duration of 365 days, I had the luxury of being introduced and exposed to the field of User Experience and User Interface design as a trainee.

The lessons and concepts that I came to know and grasp were things that I never considered in application design.

However, fintech applications, in their own right, are very different from the usual bunch.

This is mainly due to the fact that they have their own specific set of guidelines that must be applied…


…and the Universe, a grand machine

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This is the part where I tell you what I overthink about and the aftertaste of Netflix and all sorts of movies that leaves a mark on my mind.

First lets understand two things: Free will and Determinism

Free will is the ability to choose different paths or to act independently in life without any restraints or rules.

Determinism is a philosophical belief whereby it states that all events and actions in a human life is completely determined by previously existing causes.

I’m not a scientist, a sci-if buff, a religious individual or a philosopher. What I present to you…


It’s not about which one is better or greater but how they compliment one another

Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

Motivation is the need to do something out of emotion or when you’re in the zone but Discipline is all about doing it even if you don’t feel like you’re up to the task.

When I started my journey as an undergraduate, I focused on my work with little motivation and I did it because I felt the need to finish it even though I didn’t like the idea of doing the work at all. …


The impact and importance of in-game customization

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Skill Tree Menu

When it comes to any product, having a tailored experience is a very important factor as this can, sometimes, be the sole driving cause for the user to take part in the journey the product offers.

This is known as Personalization, the process of providing content, functionality or information based on the individual user’s characteristics or preferences as well as giving the user the freedom to tame the experience of the product to their interests.

This can be done by the system, whereby it will gather data relating to the user over time and will study this data so it…


Scrolling down to save your changes annoys me, so here we are…

I have put in 960 hours of my life into this intense and tactical FPS game but to this day, one of the things that annoys me the most is something that crept past me for the past year.

It’s not the *cough* occasionally *cough* toxic community, the hackers, the nerfs or the incredibly god tier buffs, the spawn peeks…the list goes on so lets say etc.

It’s the edit and create playlist UI and how horrendous it is at times.

I’m not here to tell you that Ubisoft has bad taste in UX and I’m certainly not saying my…


Deus Ex prequels went unnoticed for its amazing soundtrack and it’s thematic sound design. Let me tell you the beauty of it…

Makind Divided Concept Art by Frédéric Bennett

I’m not here to tell you that the Deus Ex prequels, Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, are masterpieces. The latter certainly had it’s issues while the former was considered to be an amazingly stitched prequel to a forgotten yet breathing franchise.

The two games are highly underrated in my opinion. You either never heard of them or you never took the time to give it chance because it went under the AAA radar. If you’ve never played them, I’m not going to explain it to you because the games had a very complex story, especially Human Revolution.

I never really…


Cozy, London-esque cafe in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Wall of Poster at The Barnesbury (Photo by Kavishma Jayasinghe)

Not often times do you find a quiet and snug place to eat out in the busy suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka but The Barnesbury is here to tell you otherwise.

So here’s a quick run through of what I love about The Barnesbury:


Does the “Done” button ever bother you ?

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

Now I know, who am I to judge and correct YouTube’s UI/UX choices ? I’m just a kid who’s been in the UI/UX field for 8 months and clearly, I should know better to go up against Google, the almighty.

This is in no way a complaint. This is just a small “differentiation” flaw that I noticed on YouTube’s Save To Playlist dialog box on Mobile. Observe the screenshot below:

Kavishma Jayasinghe

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