Gathering Design Thinking Insight With Evaluations

I spent a lot of time over the past year and a half writing evaluations based on existing designs. I try to use each review as a teaching opportunity and am sure to take the experience of reading the review into account. I enjoy these; I’m proud of them…

Thoughts On Smartphone Emergency Access

My son is four and a half. He has an iPad and is able to use it like a pro. It truly seems instinctual. Earlier this year I had taught him how to dial 911 with my iPhone. He did well considering he cannot read yet but I was always…

Transitioning Into Tech Panel Recap

Last night I was one of three women on a panel all about transitioning into tech. The panel was hosted by Girl Develop It Wilmington and it was lovely to get out of the house and socialize. I absolutely hate to iron clothes (I suspect this is a side effect…

My Current UX Reading List

So I’ve been reading a lot of UX books again recently and have been thoroughly enjoying myself for the most part. I find that more and more my focus is shifting back to strategy and research (much like when I was a grant writer—full circle) over visual…

A Style Guide Component Playground

Style guides are very challenging to build, though the initial idea of creating one always sounds like a total dream. You have to create a bunch of components that are completely flexible, preferably CSS only, are well documented, and perform well across browsers. But they greatly contribute to brand consistency…

A Look Back on ELA Conf

Since the spring I have been working with an amazing group of women to bring ELA Conf, a conference all about empowering women to be leaders in tech, to life. After working on this most of the year this event finally took place in Philadelphia, PA on November 20th and…