“For all the talk about being human-centered, one very human factor often gets overlooked — a basic understanding of how power operates in relationships between people.”
— George Aye, “Design Education’s Big Gap: Understanding the Role of Power”
How am I contributing to the world—good or bad—as a designer? Who…
On February 7, I purchased the domain writemarch.com (not yet in service). When I decided to launch a personal challenge to write every day in March, I had no idea we’d find ourselves in an “unprecedented” global pandemic. If I had known, I wouldn’t have pursued the project.
Crazy Eights, or Crazy 8’s, is an ideation activity made popular by the Google Ventures Design Sprint. It’s simple, fun, and based on the premise that if you can push to about 8 ideas, you’ll generate more innovative ones.
Some may dread putting takeout containers in the fridge. Those packages of possibility have the opposite effect on me. I’m often imagining what the next day’s meal will look like.
I refer to this process as leftovers recombination, the magical transformation of last night’s dishes into entirely new meals. …
If I had been in a long-term, healthy and supportive relationship in my 20's, I’m sure my life would be better professionally, psychologically, socially, and financially.
This article points to 9 health benefits of being in a relationship based on several studies. A healthy partnership has a positive effect on…
Sitting in a circle, cross-legged on the floor, I listened to the shouts:
“Blue’s mine, too!”
When the kindergarten teacher turned for my response, I confidently stated, “the rainbow!” I found the loophole to claim all of the colors I loved.
This post is part of my WriteMarch series, a commitment to write daily for a month.
Days blend into nights. Weekdays blend into weekends. With social distancing, the lines blur more and more.
Zoom. Google Hangouts. Videoconferencing apps feel the same.
That’s until Icebreaker made its hot early release. The group chat + 1:1 video conversation game makes online communication joyful. …
Over the past week, I’ve done two calls using Icebreaker, a fun group chat plus 1:1 conversation game platform. …
I’ve been putting off writing this because I’ve seen a large number of social gatherings online that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to comprehensively catalog.
We may be stuck in our homes, if our jobs and employers allow us the privilege of working from home, but that doesn’t mean…
In these times, it’s hard to write. It’s difficult to focus. Simply put, it’s not a good time.
To overcome writer’s block, I reviewed several prompts including one suggesting to use Wikipedia’s Random Article feature to spark ideas. When I click the “random article” link in Wikipedia’s sidebar, I decide…