See how I’m using the neuroscience theory of constructed emotions to design a health app for humans of any gender identity effected by a monthly cycle that moves beyond "bananas with condoms" and "rosy pink" color palette cliches to help build sustainable selves through a Mend Barometer.
Here’s how I was able to apply inclusive design to the user experience design for a marketing brand’s site that wanted to attract new clients working in areas of sustainability.
Getting in the Product Mindset
Reflections on the importance of combining cognitive and emotional intelligence in design thinking principles of viability, desirability and feasibility when creating BuzzFeed Tasty's first ad product.
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Gained deep insights about the value of mindfulness and natural farming while reading One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka.
Worked at Cottonwood Urban Farm teaching about composting and farming.
Attended DaFunction in South LA hosted by the Ron Finley Project.
Designed + sold out of my first zine emer.jent at the Tiny Tech Zines Fest @Navel LA. It is zine that if planted sprouts wildflowers + focuses on the question - Can AI be altruistic + help us heal each other and earth?
Read Dare to Lead. By Brene Brown, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design. By Kat Holmes + Braiding Sweetgrass. By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Attended AI.LA + Future of Work gathering and discussion @Google.
Attended the very first AI.LA Earth Summit in LA to create solutions for enviro issues.
Became a Community builder + teacher with Navel LA’s Human Connection + Sustainability Assembly
Lead the Skylight Books Current Events Bookclub in meditation + discussion of Ursula’s K. Le Guin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way.
Voiced my concerns as an Engaged Citizen at AI.LA in the Classroom @Google
Helped redefine women in iconography at The Noun Project’s Redefining Women Iconathon