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Family Color Theory

April 2, 2015
I spent a great amount of time working on the visual design for my thesis project today. So I was inspired to create a basic color conceptual map 🙂

Stalking Standards

February 21, 2015
So as many of my friends know, I'm really good at stalking. Ok not literally stalking people but cyber-stalking / background-checking friends' blind dates, to finding long-lost friends. So when we were tasked with …

Visual Puns

February 20, 2015
Thought I'd share some visual puns I sketched out while working on my conceptual model for Service Design. Similar to Jono Hey's Sketchplanations, I'm debating creating a 365 project out of this.


February 19, 2015
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]I have been lucky enough to attend the Interaction15 Conference hosted by IxDa in San Francisco last week. It was a great experience to not only meet professionals but gain …

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 …

Understanding immersion in disciplinarity as a process

January 23, 2015
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]At CMU, and especially in the design department, we pride ourselves on being interdisciplinary* - in the approaches we use, in the people we work with, and in the results we …

Reflections of 2014

January 1, 2015
It's been a hard year but I hope the new year will be touched by wonder and filled with hope. Lessons Learned: 1. Now or never. If you want to do something for yourself, do …

Maggie Centres

December 15, 2014
A couple of months ago I went to a talk by Charles Jencks at the Carnegie Museum of Art about Maggie Centres. I had never heard of this before but due to recent events, it …

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 …

Find the fruit (app)

November 16, 2014
I’m constantly overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and confused by the changes within the “app system” that currently exists and the constant modifications to workflow that don’t seem to actually lead to any greater productivity. The new …

I acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians on whose land I live, play, and work. I pay my deepest respects to all Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging.

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