Tag: work

The Strengthening Feast and the Famine Ahead

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. I woke up at 3:30 this morning, momentarily confused by where I was. For the first time in a week I was finally back in my own

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Content like a fungus

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time on Medium.com, and also doing information architecture work. The result? What started as a blog post for here wound up being my first-ever post on Medium. Why? Because I’m fully aware that

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Why I’m Passionate About Porn

Last week, I posted this video on Facebook: I should have known better, of course. I mean, I hate controversy, and I have several Facebook friends who are in the pro-porn camp. So, of course, controversy came. As I realized

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Alumni LENS: So close, yet so far

My first professional job out of college was with Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement (UOE for short). One of my primary tasks throughout my six years there was the maintenance of MSU Statewide (formerly the Statewide Resource Network, or SRN), a massive

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Just bragging for a moment

A few comments: If you ever hear me ranting about white flight in Detroit and the Index of Dissimilarity, this should help explain why (and why I can rightfully claim I know what I’m talking about). Also, I’m kind of

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Design Tips for Non-Designers: Creating Charts That Don’t Lie

Three bad representations of data. If you're reading this with a screen reader, you'd have an advantage in that you'd probably get the numbers straight-out so you wouldn't see the warped data...but I'm not including the numbers here. Sorry.

As someone who does a lot with design in her work, I have several design pet peeves. The obvious ones, of course, are designs incorporating Comic Sans or Papyrus, but 3-D graphs rank up there in surprising ways. Having just

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Three Brief Points About Accessibility

On Friday, the entire Covenant Eyes User Experience team, two programmers, and I went to the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities to talk through accessibility issues on our website, a growing concern for our team. Over the last few

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Things I’ve Written: Article Series on Gaming

Goodness. One of the reasons I was going to start reposting things I’ve written for work was to keep blogging more, wasn’t it? And yet here I am, over two months since the last blog post. But I have excuses!

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Things I’ve Written: Advertising Article Featuring My Little Pony

So I’ve mentioned that I’m doing a lot of writing at work and that maybe I should use that writing to, like, do something with my own personal blog. I also have a couple of for-realsies blog posts simmering, so,

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I wrote a blog post

…for the Covenant Eyes blog. For anyone wondering, this blog post subtly summarizes 2011 for me. I’ve actually done quite a bit of writing over the last year, mostly for work. Since this website was at one point supposed to

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