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Reflections of Grad School (Round 4)

August 6, 2015
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]Well first off, I can't believe that it's already over. Two years of toiling, tears, and tantrums are finally over. It was definitely well worth it. First year vs. Second Year …

Designing for service or servicing design?

January 26, 2015
I was fortunate enough to have the chance to get into Designing for Service with Jodi Forlizzi this semester. Our first project was simply to map three services. We could compare services within a …

Reflections of Grad School (Round 3)

December 15, 2014
Time, Motion, and Communication I referred to this class as Time and Emotion for most of the semester because of the finger cramps, anxiety, and eye strain that went into the class. However, it was an …

Reflections of Grad School (Round 2)

September 5, 2014
It's funny how things move in slow motion as you're going through them but seem to speed up when you realize how much time has passed. Second semester of grad school seemed like a …

Reflections of Grad School (Round 1)

January 1, 2014
A lot of people have asked me since I've come back how graduate school is and what differences I see between it and college. Well first off, yes, they are indeed quite different. Especially …

Weird quirks of designers: things I’ve noticed

November 2, 2013
1. Designers will use one of the following to differentiate items within a line of text: // . | x 2. They like having good product photography. That might include taking pictures of pets …

Design School . . . what?

November 2, 2013
One of the main things that has struck me about CMU is their two-folded approach to both functionality (training designers professionally) and philosophy (helping designers design for "the good"). However, sometimes it seems like …

Things that I’ve seen change about me since I’ve entered design/grad school

November 2, 2013
1. I dress better (or at least I'd like to think so). 2. I wear darker colors generally (yay designer stereotypes). 3. I eat better (woo off-campus lifestyle). 4. I have more intellectual conversations …

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