Circles of Exclusion

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 […]

The Truthful Art: Math, Science, The Mind — Oh My!

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 […]

Crossroads: This Idea or That Idea?

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 […]

Designing Innovation: Teamwork, Prototypes and Feedback

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 […]

Designing Innovation: Concept Maps, Design Requirements and Proposed Solution

Concept Map: Connect the Dots Our concept map showing how our different ideas are directly connected or at least related in some way; some have more than just one connection. Based on our interviews with our stakeholders, our initial idea of a social media campaign came to a screeching halt once we realized the depth […]