Design has saved my soul

That title is not quite correct. It was what led me to design, the origins of a thoughtful life. It goes like this. Late autumn, 1995. Sophomore year of high …

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Programming and Interaction Design

I’m reading a book by Carl Jung, Synchronicity.  The book sat on my shelf, a book I borrowed from a friend a year ago…I moved last year, and it moved …

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Nemo

In Quaker meeting, we sit in silence. New people never know when to speak, exactly, or if they should; and, at my first Quaker meeting, I also misunderstood the rhythm. …

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Going Native

Graduate school often seems like a good idea. Like a diet, or a new exercise regimen, it seems like the right thing to do. Like diets and exercises, there are …

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Intention

The Quaker meeting this morning was typically quiet. One woman stood up though and mentioned her observation of new flowers emerging; she mentioned perennial flowers, bulbs that you plant and …

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Thesis designs

I have been working on an Interaction Design degree; this has meant, in the past: working a full-time job and taking two classes. This has meant it has taken me …

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Daughter

She’s taking a long time. We walked to the library, which is really only a few blocks away; the time it takes is due to her insistence on kicking and …

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Empathy

The guard was attempting to check the woman’s ID. Checking an ID was an important part of his position; scattered across his desk were photos of people who were not …

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Searching for true

I listened to a podcast today on the great Voices in the Family show, on “contagious stress”. http://whyy.org/cms/voicesinthefamily/contagious-stress-best-of/ I “caught” stress myself the other day; taking the subway to work, …

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Learning to Fall

If rumors were horses…I have heard this phrase, but never quite understood its meaning…I could do the Google search, that act of tracing some memory or thought and hoping the …

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