Journal

Space to write about anything design, travel, or life.


Journal

Take the Third Door

A few weeks ago I found myself graduated from college and asking myself a question that author Alex Banayan and so many others know all too well: “What do I want to do with my life?” That question led Banayan on a seven-year journey to uncover how some of the world’s most successful people launched their…

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The Importance of Good Design in Business

“Good design is good business.” – Thomas Watson Jr., 2nd President of IBM Historically, companies that put an emphasis on design outperform those that don’t. In fact, design-driven companies have outperformed the S&P Index by 219 percent over 10 years, and companies with a focus on design enjoy 1.5x greater market share. Visual information is…

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The Intersection of UI/UX Design and TMC

Note: This post is adapted from a paper written for a Technology-Mediated Communication Course at the Rochester Institute of Technology. How Do We Design Experiences to Create Richer Communication and Greater Feelings of Closeness? That is a question that has riddled designers across the board. Technology-mediated communication (TMC) involves the “wide range of technologies that…

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What You Need to Know About Gendered Design

Looking back at my past semester, I realized a reoccurring theme across my studies: gender. Whether it’s queer gender, gender stereotypes or even exploring my own gender identity. In one of my classes, we were required to attend a Special Grey Matters Topic Session: Do Restrooms have Gender? If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently you may have…

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