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Diverting December

January 2, 2024
It’s been a relatively quiet month and I believe this will be my last venture into this long-form format. [Design] Why Violins Have F‑Holes: The Science & History of the Renaissance Design [Design] Metro …

Noteworthy November

December 6, 2023
Welcome to (likely but unsure) the last version of “Vinita-dumps-her-brain-each month”. I’m trying to find a easier format to produce these things. It’s a bit strenuous rounding everything up each month. I “miss” the …

Observational October

November 5, 2023
Welcome to another edition of “Vinita-dumps-her-brain” for the month. [Aviation] As an Avgeek, this seems like basic knowlege: How Boeing names its aircraft [Aviation] Considering my team can collect data as to how many …

Scintillating September

October 6, 2023
This month was cut slightly short as I went on holiday for the second half, but still colllected some things! Also a couple of new sections at the end! [Aviation / Travel] I thought …

Alluring August

September 1, 2023
I am constantly reading a plethora of “things” trying to understand and make sense of the world around me. I used to use Twitter as a way of sharing some of the “things” that …

UX Australia 2022

September 9, 2022
Tried my hand at sketchnoting after over a year at UX Australia this year!  The secondary shading color didn't quite come through due to scanning and cleaning up but it was great to document the conference!

UXDX 2021

August 30, 2022
I've been quite terrible at documenting but in an effort to archive all sketchnotes for conference, I'm starting with the UXDX APAC conference from March 2021. I've found sketchnoting to be an active listening …

Data-driven design decisions VS design-driven data decisions: Part 1

August 16, 2021
Despite having worked in industries cutting across voice design, mobility, industrial spaces, and aviation, one constant has been working with data. Either consciously or not, I've always had to figure out how to work …

Craft vs Hype

July 1, 2021
When we were younger, we all followed certain "fads"*. As a kid of the 90s I remember the switch from Pokemon to Digimon (and I know some never made that leap), from Digipets to …

Lessons Learned: The 5 Year Mark

July 18, 2020
This past Monday marked the 5-year mark of working in the design industry. While seemingly a small milestone, I thought I would take this time to reflect on some of the professional lessons I've …

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