From our initial climate working group meeting in January, after gathering forty-five professionals in public, private, and non-profit sectors working in design, and climate — we surveyed the group to see what climate issues people were interested in. We saw overlapping themes and narrowed it down to 4 areas to focus the work, and keep the momentum going by continuing to organize the community.
The working groups are focused on 4 different areas of climate resiliency:
Meeting on the first…
Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.
— George Bernard Shaw
Hyper Island is a creative business school which designs learning experiences that empowers individuals and organizations to adapt and lead in a world in constant change.
Designing for a chat interface, UX & UI
An open design challenge from Intuit called for designers to create a time management experience (mobile or web) that solves a personal problem.
With different routines, lifestyles, and obligations, there’s a multitude of ways to approach the problem.
I started to narrow the scope by focusing on defining the user and problem I wanted to solve for.
I began talking to my friends about their daily routines to learn more about their habits and lifestyle. From one of my conversations with my friends, she brought up a recent experience of going to…
Design research and discovery, defining the problem
How do we address the language barrier? I keep connected with my family in Taiwan through the Line app. It’s a popular chat and call app that my family uses to stay in touch. I’m in a group chat with my cousins, but my Chinese reading and writing skills are elementary at best.
I often have to copy and paste the chat into Google Translate to figure out what they’re saying. After a while, it becomes tedious and I rely on photos and emojis to understand the conversation.
I can’t be the only…