Blue Sky Project: a wearable app!

In January, three months into our 6-month Interaction Design Program, we began the Mobile App Design class with Thomas Girard. And what a great class that was…for so many reasons. Not only were we rested from first semester and ready to design anew, we were introduced to a true teacher in Thomas, who has recently been award with two emerging scholar awards and devotes his academic … Continue reading Blue Sky Project: a wearable app!

The journey continues…

Greetings after an extended break 🙂 I’ve just completed a 6-month full-time Interaction Design Essentials program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design here in Vancouver. Relief and rest are settling in as the 15 hours of class time and 30 hours of homework each week did not leave much leeway for other pursuits…except travel-time, exercise and some sleep! The program was very intense … Continue reading The journey continues…

ZEN and the art of MM

Last week I was chatting with my soon-to-be 20 year-old son who was reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and just like that I decided to reread it 30 years after tackling it the first time! Before I knew it I was pulled back into the heady meanderings of this book where art, technology, philosophy and travel intermingle, collide, unravel, and … Continue reading ZEN and the art of MM

Pealing back the layers

My web design course with Kevin McMillan at Emily Carr University of Art and Design is all about uncovering the layers behind a web site, with a focus on responsive adaptive design. Kevin has been teaching web design since the beginning of web design…so it’s interesting to hear his stories about how things have changed over time. Also he’s a wealth of information and has … Continue reading Pealing back the layers

Online learning…CreativeLive

The more I learn, the more I realize I have SO much to learn, yet I am loving all the ways my brain is being stretched these days. Take for example Creativelive.com. I discovered this website/learning tool at the CreativeMorning lecture I attended in August. I have been hooked ever since!! Not only do they offer reasonably priced workshop/webinars to download BUT they also have many free online classes! I’ve … Continue reading Online learning…CreativeLive

Inspiring creative women

Today I want to introduce you to three inspiring women who have touched me, made me think, and awed me in their accomplishments, their naturalness, and their eloquence. Monday I met Maira Kalman.  Illustrator and writer, designer of handbags, clothes and sets,  a woman of depth and quirkiness, a mother, born in Tel Aviv, who grew up in the Bronx and is of late a … Continue reading Inspiring creative women

Looking forward (on the web)

On my weekly hike up the Grouse Grind, I’ve been listening to podcasts about anything related to web design and this past week I encountered yet another new term: Responsive Design! Ahhh yess! Karen McGrane on The Web Ahead talked about responsive design as being the process whereby one website is created for all screen sizes, all devices.  On this podcast with Jen Simmons, Karen … Continue reading Looking forward (on the web)

Helpful design sites (and blogs)

Which which is which…my learning curve keeps escalating, an ever invigorating ride up! So, along with the books I’m reading and the podcasts I’m listening to, here are some of the sites and blogs i’ve become hooked on as they offer so much information in this rapidly changing and growing field of interaction design. The first I’d like to mention is the InVision blog. Somehow … Continue reading Helpful design sites (and blogs)