5: Days this week


I wouldn’t be surprised if you forgot that this is a post series I try to maintain because it’s been so long.

Today was my first week back over winter break, it’s 9:40 and I’m still on campus. It is my last semester and I can feel myself trying to squeeze every last bit of knowledge out of this school because I’ve been in such turmoil trying to decide what classes to take. Not only is there a fight to take the best classes, but there is this time constraint of not having enough.

I made a pact with myself last semester that I wouldn’t stress myself out so much. Even choosing in which way not to stress myself out turned out to be stressful. The best solution, it turned out was just to take everything. It always is, isn’t it? Here are the classes I want to take and why (in the order of how they occurred throughout the week:

Transition design, being taught by some wonderful professors in the design program. Talking about bridging the design in the already occurring the world and especially this complex present to a more sustainable future.

Prototyping for interactions is a course taught by a visiting professor this year. It looks really fun, interesting, and challenging. And like anything that is those three things, it will also be very time consuming. In this class we would learn how to design physical prototypes for interaction from design to implementation. It involves modeling, Aurdino, processing, 3d printing, and solidworks. Yikes!

Service Design. I was on the fence about going into this class because I had already done some reading about it and have tried to infuse it into the way I work, but the professor was just so great and was pulling out such wonderful insights that it seemed like too good of an experience to miss.

Designing for social complexity was a class that was offered today that covers…well, its pretty explanatory what it tries to cover and the real feat is actually learning to navigate it.  I originally signed up for it, but I already knew I was over my head so I ended up so I didn’t go. But my classmates floated out of the 4-hour session in love with the class and it makes me so wistful. A huge part of me just wishes that I could attend design lecture after design lecture and soak it all in.

Calligraphy II. If you met the professor, you’d know I was making the right decision.

And of course, if you remember, I’m also teaching again this semester. But it’s my last semester!

::all the clocks explodes and iCal melts off the screen::

Hope your new year is going splendidly!

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