Babblings

This personal blog is a portal through which I do my best deep soul snorkeling, about design to relationships, to life.

Diverting December

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

International Women’s Day 2023

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March 10, 2023
I attended a “Women in Leadership” panel at the Powerhouse Museum sponsored by Chief Executive Women for International Women’s Day (IWD) this past week. The panel featured Kathryn Fink, Allegra Spender MP, Jillian Broadbent …

UX Australia 2022

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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

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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 …

Reflections of 2021: Duality

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January 1, 2022
Writing this feels like talking first thing in the morning to someone before having rehearsed your voice - it feels coarse but you know you'll get the hang of it. 2021. A repeat of …

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

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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 …

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