One year ago, almost to the exact date, I was sitting in my off-campus apartment bedroom, applying for product design internships. …
I guess I should start off by saying I am by no means a doctor. I also have zero guarantees that this will actually work for you. These are just the same steps that I follow, and wanted to share.
During your sickness, you should be drinking more LaCroix than the latest tech startup. There is no sugar in the drink which is must for getting over a cold, and the carbonation doesn’t feel too bad on a sore throat.
Seriously. After 24 hours, If your fingers aren’t so pruned that they look like raisins, you did not shower enough. …
Let’s start by taking a look at the difference between these two words, outside of the context of design.
sympathy (n.): feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune
empathy (n.): the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
So what does this look like in design?
To me, sympathy would be an added layer of helpfulness on top of something that is otherwise difficult to use. …