Inspired by the excerpts appearing in ‘Switch: How to change things when change is hard’ by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
In 1990, Jerry Sternin was sent to fight malnutrition. The country had partnered with Save the Children to address the problem. But when he arrived, the welcome was rather cold and he was given only “six months to make a difference”.
From his readings, Sternin had gathered that malnutrition was a result of intertwined problems (sanitation, poverty, and accessibility of resources). What could he do with little time in hand and no monetary support? Sternin needed inspiration and he…
Summary: Empathy is the most overused yet least understood word within the design community. That empathy starts with self, is almost bizarre. The next generation of designers is entering a broken world and the only way to save it is to start with yourself. Self-empathy>Empathy.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.”
— HENRY STANLEY HASKINS
Today, user-experience designers are expected to create interactions that bring the world closer. I had the same aspiration when I joined the grad program at California College of the Arts. One of the…
As a recent graduate, I am inspired by the many readings in school and outside. Here to share about the intangible side of design! 🦄