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Parents Magazine Guilty of Copyshaming

Recently, my daughter has had a little trouble with bedtimes and naps. It’s a phase, I’m sure, something she’s gone through before, but it’s always nice to see what advice others have on the subject. After googling “How to help nap time go smoothly”, I was presented an article on Parents.com. After a few seconds, …

Friday Fast Finds: Coronavirus Edition!

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Pandemic PanicEverywhere you go… I put together a list of links I think are interesting and/or useful in these troublesome times. Hope you find them helpful, too! Before we go any further… Here is a real short-and-sweet set of instructions for getting through the next few weeks: …

Is This Violence? At First, You Might Not Think So…

This is an incredible website (https://itsnotviolent.com) by the government of Quebec (but the content’s in English, so not to worry, non-Francophones) that gives real-world examples of relationship violence in the frame of a text conversation between a young person and their romantic partner. The graphic design conveys a fun, emoji-style interface…but the content is much, …

The Lifeline of Empathy

A surplus of compassion could mean failing to truly help someone, or failing to design something that can. I’m sitting in a conference room with my business analyst. It’s eight forty-five in the morning and I’m two hotel-breakfast-buffet-coffees in for the morning. I’ll follow it up with a third from the machine in the kitchen …