Atif Azam is a software designer and developer based in New York City. These days, he is interested in design systems and how design and technology can be used to enable authentic human interaction. He is a product designer at MongoDB, Inc.
Earlier this year, I redesigned my portfolio website. During this process, I decided to add a feature that educated visitors on how to say my name. One day, I opened the “Voice Memos” app on my iPhone, tapped “Record”, and asked my wife to say my first name. Then, I embedded a small button onto the landing page after my first name. Clicking on that button would play the audio file of my name.