Environmental Infographics in Honor of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day this past weekend, here are a few environmental infographics courtesy of GOOD.

Why Americans Don't Recycle

Infographic: Why Don't Americans Recycle?.
Just half of Americans recycle daily, and 13 percent don’t recycle at all. Most people recognize the benefits of recycling, but they’re often not sure which items can be recycled and find the process inconvenient and time-consuming (a topic of personal interest to me). Read More

Debate: How to Brainstorm Effectively

Andy Rementer – The New York Times | January 15, 2012

In my recent post Susan Cain: The power of introverts, I mentioned that I agreed with Cain’s view on brainstorming — that it is beneficial to allow participants to brainstorm on their own before discussing ideas in a group setting. Then last week I came across more articles discussing the procedure of brainstorming. Read More

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com.

As someone who would describe herself as naturally more introverted, I really love this video highlighting the power of introverts in a culture that tends to value extroversion. This video goes along with a long list of articles I’ve read over the past few months examining collaboration/group work versus the idea of the lone designer.

I prefer the balance of autonomous work and group work for which Cain is advocating. I also agree with Cain’s view on the benefit of allowing participants to brainstorm on their own before discussing ideas in a group setting. Read More

Website Strategy and Design for Finished Art, Inc.

FA Website Strategy Brainstorm

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Finished Art was considering creating a blog, but the company was not sure whether it was worth the effort or how the blog would actually work. During some free time, I decided to sit down and think about whether a blog could be a good idea for the company and what benefits and challenges it could bring.

I presented the strategy for a website redesign to the President of Finished Art, Inc., then I began spearheading the website redesign and the creation of the new blog. Read More

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Well, it has been over a month since I’ve posted anything, and life has been pretty busy and exciting for me. The year of the dragon is off to a fantastic start!

To start off the new year, I decided I would take a chance and present a strategy for a website redesign to the President of Finished Art, Inc. I used the skills I developed in graduate school and it paid off! I was not sure how my diagrams and sketches would be perceived since it was the first time I tried it out in a business setting. The management team was impressed, so I am currently spearheading a website redesign and the creation of a new blog. Read More