This acknowledgement was submitted as part of my dissertation in February. I can't possibly thank everyone involved in my project, but I do my best. You all are stellar, and please know the difference you have made in me! There are so many people to thank for the successful completion of this project. I begin … Continue reading Dissertation acknowledgements: Thank you, a million times.
This is a project I sliced from my dissertation study and presented at the 2018 ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I participated in the Microsoft Student Research Competition and was awarded 2nd place for this project. This study shares the story of a design challenge a … Continue reading Learning by Designing & Making: A Design Challenge Project in TWC
I was invited by the amazing Amruta Ranade over at the New York based Cockroach Labs to share my experience being a graduate student in a technical communication program. I decided to talk about collaboration. The following is originally published on Amruta's website. Collaboration is at the heart of technical communication, and I see at … Continue reading Collaboration and/in Technical Communication
This semester, my students are engaged with a design challenge project where teams will identify wicked problems related by students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, and devise and prototype human-centered solutions for campus users. To help orient students to the design thinking process, I led a 50-minute activity today using resources provided by the Stanford d.school.
On Thursday, my friends and I went to check out the newly opened virtual reality games and arcade center at the Mall of America, SMAAASH. While many might be fooled by my studious outlook, I am actually a huge fan of arcade games. I have spent many hours in my teenage years in arcade centers and … Continue reading SMAAASH: VR Entertainment Review