Topic: “Featured”

A new chapter in my story

I’m excited, through a bit nervous, to share that I am taking a big leap: co-founding BookClub, a platform to help us learn, grow, and experience our world through life changing conversations, centered around books and the authors themselves.

Inclusion, joy, and superpowers

Our differences are our superpowers: traits that allow us to experience the world in a manner that is special and unique. Through inclusive design, we have the privilege of empowering people to discover their own super powers, to live authentically, and to fully experience the world in radical ways.

Design and motherhood

I've seen others express concern that becoming a parent will negatively affect their career. Certainly, there are examples of toxic companies that only want to hire 20-somethings with no children or worldly commitments (though why anyone would fund leadership with such short-sighted expectations is beyond me). Parenthood teaches you ways of thinking about, reacting to, and experiencing life that you can never understand until you're in it.

Strength in flexibility

Flexibility, combined with a strong foundation, makes us more resilient. The next time you're facing a tough situation, feeling threatened, or standing your ground, pause. Consider whether flexibility may help you around the conflict.

Designing for Humans

When designing for humans, we recognize the innate differences that each person embodies while accounting for the absolute similarities that all humans share: a sensitivity to group dynamics, emotional stimulation, positive feedback, and familiarity.

A willingness to fail

As designers, we have to see failure as an opportunity. We must be willing to expose ourselves to criticism and change. To know that version A-L may not be accepted, but version M will be phenomenal. By being willing to fail, we are constantly pushing ourselves forward.

The empathy paradox

Empathy is so hot right now. Whether you’re a user experience professional, visual designer, marketer, developer, empathy is the new skill to have. Unfortunately, like most buzz words that become jargon, the value of the word is being lost in the noise. What really is empathy? The first definition that may likely come to mind is […]