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
Circles contain. They unify. They’ve come to symbolize harmony, wholeness, cycles, woman, eternity and more. Image from Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design They also exclude. I’ve been reading Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design and because of Kat, circles have new meaning. What is inclusion? Merriam-Webster defines inclusion in a…… Continue reading Circles of Exclusion
Literacy, Articulacy, Numeracy, and Graphicacy Confession: I am one of those designers who is “terrified by math and science”. In fact, I’ll admit last week I had a bit of a math and science panic while trying to complete a weekly assignment. Still, I’m not sure it is without good reason. As well as I…… Continue reading The Truthful Art: Math, Science, The Mind — Oh My!
What do you do when you started down one path and all of a sudden another reveals itself? Just before Thanksgiving break, I found myself researching two ideas. I knew this wasn’t efficient but I felt compelled to explore the second idea more after the interviews I had conducted. Five interviews later I found that…… Continue reading Crossroads: This Idea or That Idea?
Creating the Education Kitchen kit Prototype This is when our team really shined. Laura, Mackenize, Maria and I went full-on to design a prototype for our presentation last week. Laura especially took ownership designing the look and feel of Education Kitchen. I helped to guide and tweak a few things with the type and colors…… Continue reading Designing Innovation: Teamwork, Prototypes and Feedback