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  • Making and Testing an Accessible SVG

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    A few months ago, a client requested a clickable diagram for their website. Upon looking at the PNG image they sent, I realized the best way to make it accessible was to convert it into an SVG and add the links around each section of the diagram…

  • The Point of Models and Explaining your UX process

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    Explaining one’s UX process can prove very difficult. Most UX professionals can agree that the UX process is not linear. The process even struggles to follow the more complex, fancy, circular or diamond-like diagrams out there. While models can serve…

  • Accessibility nudges for all content creators

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    I’ve been thinking about accessibility a lot lately, and in the past few months, more people seem to be thinking about it too. But I sometimes wonder if this is only within my small bubble of the tech sphere. Backing up a few months, whenever I was…

  • Professional confidence - The unexpected benefit of journaling, and the expected benefit of a yellow blazer

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    On September 2018, I got a 8 hour/week internship at Harvard, that would one year later lead to full-time employment. At the time I had no idea it would land me a job , but I was excited for my first UX role and wanted record everything I learned. So…

  • Addressing tech’s inclusive design debt

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    Design and development involve hundreds of decisions, and anyone who’s worked in a complex project knows that it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. Poor implementations are made due to lack of time, knowledge, or resources. If efforts are…

  • A quest for the right remote usability testing tool

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    A few days before any of us knew about the new work-from-home-normal, I began researching a new usability testing tool for Harvard Web Publishing (HWP). We had just acquired a new project that involved testing the usability of a new calendar for…

  • How to stay creative in times of uncertainty

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    Like many of us who for the past few weeks have been stuck at home self-quarantined, I’ve been followed by a sense of worrisome uncertainty mixed with boredom. As I often do in times like this, I turn to wanting to create something, a drawing, a…

  • How to embrace learning during your first 6 months as a UX Designer/Researcher

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    On October 14, 2019, I started my first full-time UX job, UX Designer/Researcher at Harvard Web Publishing, a team that offers UX research and design services to various departments within Harvard University. I had been an intern within that same…