One gal’s accessibility round up

One gal’s accessibility round up

Accessibly when used in my work refers to making digital product equally available to everyone, regardless of disability. The usual story I tell about getting interested in accessibility was when I was assigned to make an app accessible during my internship. There was a short “how-to” presentation that mostly covered things like color contrast and…

I’d be shunned by Schön right now

One of the big differences between school and work for me is I have less time to reflect on my work. Instead of the teacher asking you ‘why’ and wanting to hear your answer, you get more of people asking ‘why’ as an opener for their idea. I’ve been working on this project lately and realizing how little…

Robert Rushkin – The Artist [video]

I saw this video yesterday and was amazed by his perspective. I admire people who are so inquisitive about the world and have what seems like an bottomless well of creativity they reach into to produce artwork. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to take that next step and make the the thing you’re curious about. Robert Rushkin…

Is now a good time?

My co-worker said something about the value of notifications I thought was absolutely brilliant: It’s like we’re trying to convince the whole world they have a cold because we’re selling tissues. But really we’re selling them tissues with snot already in it. To put it so much less poetically, a lot of the services we offer boast being…

Work metaphors

I didn’t make it in time for your Friday 5, but I have 8 drawings to maybe make up for it. Since working I’ve started hearing the same phrases over and over again and I couldn’t help thinking about visualizing them the other day. These are apparently the things I do at work.

Minka (video)

My friend Zach shared this sweet video with me. It’s about the start of a Japanese architect’s career restoring minkas with his friend, journalist John Roderick. To accurately use a cliché, it’s a beautiful and poignant short documentary in memorial Mr. Takishita’s dear friend. Reading between the pastoral shots, the gleam of Mr. Takishita’s eyes, and…