One of the most gratifying parts of my time as a student at Carnegie Mellon has been the opportunity to consider what it means to be a designer in our current world.

I’ve kept most of these musings collected on Medium, but here are some of my favorites:

Unraveling the myth of seamless design

If you ask me to interact with an affordance, you‘re asking me to do the impossible

A Manual for Un-Knowing: Excavating Insights from Kenya Hara’s Designing Design

It’s rarely just a dichotomy: an exploration of intersectionality in design

‘Less Bad’ Bias: an Analysis of the Allegheny Family Screening Tool

This spring, as an independent research project, I’ll be expanding on the ideas brought up in that last article, and exploring how cultures of place are represented digitally, with the hopes of revealing opportunities for culturally-sensitive design heuristics that not only pay respect to cultural differences, but celebrate them. If you have thoughts to share or resources to point me to, please get in touch!