The difference between action and motivation
When you're building a product whose foundation is goal setting and achievement the most important problem to solve is not one of tooling or modeling, but one of motivation.
Making confident product decisions
You know how I’ve always said that the love of my life probably lives in some small town in Nebraska?
On boxing and bravery
Can you point to every product decision you make and confidently complete the following sentences?
Starting again: The letters I never sent
My friend Dave Wright once asked me if I ever wrote anything about the death of my brother, Alex. This is what came out.
Quiet can be brave too.
I just unearthed some letters (c. 2005) that I never sent to my ex-boyfriend. Here's what I noticed...
Design Education Matters... A lot.
I sat with my thoughts and I decided they were good... all on their own... and that I didn’t need anyone to like them.
Starting a Mentorship Program
More than anything, we have found that there is a lot of possibility in paper and markers when paired with young and imaginative minds.
A great and quiet protest
I developed a mentorship program that gave designers and researchers at Twitter an opportunity to build relationships and work together to influence the career growth of their teammates. Here's how...
Designing for Digital Complexity: More Than A Feeling
I still find myself ill-equipped to make sense of a world that has stopped making sense.
Going to work
Designing and building products that have a meaningful impact on people's lives is an exorbitant amount of work. Yet products that do this successfully are the ones we return to again and again. Despite their complexity, these products make interactions with others and environments seem effortless, desirable-and even addictive.
What you say when you're not afraid
Times like this, I like to tell myself "Brave isn’t always easy," but also I'm not wholly convinced that brave is always best.
I have not traditionally been, as some know, the picture of vulnerability. Unless I know you really well, being honest about how I really feel is really hard... Really.
Making new friends
My sarcasm gets me in trouble… often.
One brave thing
When you’re in your 30’s making new friends is hard.
I have been trying to do one brave thing each day
Role models are hard to come by when you’re a woman in your 30s. I wish it wasn’t so, but it is.