Master’s Reflective Journaling – Week 5

This week was the intro into visual design. Similar to some of the basics of psychology that influence design, it was nice to get a reminder of the principles of visual design. As someone with an engineer-y brain, I like that a lot of design can be boiled down to a...

Master’s Reflective Journaling – Week 4

I’m SO GLAD to be done with the textbooks. It way more dense than I thought it would be! I enjoy learning the psychology and physiology of the human mind as it applies to user experience…but some of the chapters were so dense my mind was melting. My...

Master’s Reflective Journaling – Week 3

Different from last week, my favorite part of this week was the mini design critique and redesign of the dialog box. I found the readings this week a little heavy into theory…which is cool when I’m wide awake, but no so great to read on the couch after a...

Master’s Reflective Journaling – Week 2

Week two of my first masters course is over and I batted a 0/2! You were supposed to post the discussion in two separate posts…of course I did one and it was impossible to correct…and then I didn’t realize an assignment was due Thursday so I...

Master’s Reflective Journaling – Week 1

The first week of my masters program: over! I always knew I wanted to go back to school for another degree, I just never knew when or for what…although the hope for the last few years was for UXD. Anyway, for my course we’re required to write a post about...

Planner Peace – Part 1

There’s this joke in the planner community (yes, the planner community is a real thing) about finding your “planner peace.” They system that makes you the most happy, productive, comfortable, warm and fuzzy, etc. I’ve had a planner (in the form...
A New Stage

A New Stage

I’ve written once in the last year not because my love of writing/blogging/rambling has gone away. It’s because of life. So many things have started or come to an end in 2017 it amazes me. I unexpectedly left my job that I loved for a new adventure that...
New Adventures

New Adventures

The last time I wrote here was in December about looking ahead to 2017. My plan was to refine my life and everything in it. There’s so much that brings me happiness and I do believe it is possible to do and have it all…at a cost. But with shifting...
Looking Ahead :: 2017

Looking Ahead :: 2017

It’s December 7 and I don’t even want to recap 2016. I will eventually, offline and privately on a quiet weekend, but let’s just say if 2015 was the “best year ever”, 2016 was “the busiest year ever”. Between work, my...
Life Lately // 6

Life Lately // 6

Dear Internet, I haven’t written in a long time because…well…life. I know I always say I’m “busier than ever” but it seems day by day I’m busier than the last. Keeping up isn’t impossible, it just requires a lot of time...