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Doing Planks

There's a strange and magical beauty in plankton. Nature Journalist Janai Southworth has a microscope and hosts Pacific Plankton, a plankton-viewing livestream on Twitch. What an opportunity to take a…
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Make Your Own UX Podcast

August 4th episode of What is Wrong with UX In this episode, Kate and Laura reveal all the secrets (ed note: there are no secrets and they're probably wrong) to…

Colors of Coleus

In order to learn more about our recent plantings, I'm making a plant portrait each week. We have 6 different Coleus because I fell in love with all the color…

In Love with Lithops

I don't know much about plants. So when we started to populate the outside space with living things, I had no idea what to pick. To guide us, we set…

Nature Journaling @ Albany Bulb, Albany CA

After many months of shelter-in-place and stay-at-home-order sketching, the East Bay Sketchers were finally able to meet in person. We had 4 attend the Saturday session. After a brief meet-and-greet,…
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Design Principles

July 21st episode of What is Wrong with UX In this episode, Kate and Laura take a decidedly unprincipled look at design principles. Kate proves that drinking does, in fact,…

Visualizing Story @ CCA

For the past couple of years I've led a course at CCA called Story. It's a fun and challenging class; the participants are mostly undergrad sophomores in the Interaction Design…

100 Days of Avocado

Meet little pitt! On 4/7, Jack Laws of the Nature Journal Club set a challenge: Find something small and "ordinary" and journal about it until it begins to reveal its…
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UX Debt

July 1st episode of What is Wrong with UX In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about how UX Debt is like a terrible gift from Past You that you…