About Boon

I’m a user experience designer, IxDA local leader, and sketchnoter. Originally from Malaysia, but now living in London, UK. I currently work at SapientNitro.

The word, “gluethink” is from a talk I once did where I described the work of UX as “glue thinking”, ie.:

  • figuring out the structure or form of a thing
  • making things “stick”
  • getting people high

I co-organise monthly interaction design events for the London chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and I’ve previously organised two UXCampLondon events. I’ve given talks on various UX/design topics including diary studies, typography, and switching careers from development to design. Most of my slides are on slideshare.

As an avid sketchnoter, I produce a large amount of sketchnotes from various events I attend. I have run workshops on sketchnoting, although I have taken a break from that. You can view my sketchnote collection on Flickr or head over to my sketchnote page on this site.

Get in touch with me at boon [at] boonyew [dot] com or follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Flickr.


As with most personal blogs, the views expressed here are entirely mine and do not reflect the views of my current or previous employers or clients.