So, as you may have guessed most universities went remote with classes. We had an extra week of spring break so that faculty and students could make some adjustments. I was thrilled to hear it because I’m still juggling caring for my hubs and trying to make the best of sorting out how to get…… Continue reading Getting Feedback: Pandemic Edition
Home and Charting with Caveats
Grad school. Coronavirus. Caregiving. Some days you just need to cry and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I am fully aware that I lead a privileged life. I’m one of the fortunate ones for the immediate future but I gotta say, caregiving and trying to wrap up your MFA course work during the middle…… Continue reading Home and Charting with Caveats
The Virus. What’s Next?
This isn’t specifically related to capstone but it is enough of a concern for me that I’m wondering how I’ll be able to focus. Spring break is next week. I’m dreading the return of fellow students on campus the week after. Hello, travel, virus … how can the university even think to have students return?…… Continue reading The Virus. What’s Next?
Focus on Gender
Well, it’s roughly mid-semester and I feel like I haven’t made much progress though I’ve been working non-stop acquiring data and manually fixing errors as much as I am able. In my excitement, I proposed a project that is probably more than what can be done in just a few months. Given I’m a one-woman…… Continue reading Focus on Gender
Data Visualization Design Process
Documentation One of the most challenging aspects of grad school while juggling a research assistant position and course work is setting aside time to write documentation about your process. You are moving so fast and switching mindsets between projects, classes, and types of projects (writing for documentation and narratives is different from an academic paper)…… Continue reading Data Visualization Design Process