Goodbye to Facebook

It seems like just a few years ago when I was in college and my housemates were convincing me to sign up for Facebook. Of course then you had to go to thefacebook.com to and see if your college had Facebook available.

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Fernish

Advising for Fernish in Los Angeles

A few weeks ago I made some edits on LinkedIn that probably alarmed a lot of my coworkers. On my commute to work I felt a bunch of notifications from my phone. A lot of messages included "What?!?" and "Did you leave One Medical??!?!"

To make it super clear, I am still at One Medical as the Head of Product Design.

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The setup of my home workspace

It seems like every coworker I’ve had knows that I am very particular about the tools I use when working. I have two modes, completely mobile on a laptop/tablet (no plugging into monitors) or a full-on battle station. Both serve different purposes. I travel a lot and don’t like to pack heavy, so will take a 15″ laptop when that’s all I’ll have available. When I’m at home, I lay things out in a more particular way. Here’s a photo I snapped of the setup I have at home.

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Black Pixel talent looking for new opportunities

Recently Black Pixel made the difficult decision to downsize their staff, which resulted in a lot of great people looking for the next chapter. For those who don’t know, I worked at Black Pixel as Director of Design a few years ago, and many of those impacted were people I worked with directly. They are some of the most dedicated humans I’ve had the opportunity to work with.

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Designers Constantly Learning

A great excerpt from the book "Designing for Emerging Technologies" and the need for designers to tinker and learn.

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Storytelling for Healthcare

Xin Xin, one of the Senior Product Designers on my team at One Medical wrote a piece about the importance of Storytelling for Healthcare. I highly recommend this read. If you've ever got through a health issue or experienced a loved one going through it, it's very simple to see healthcare as part of our life, and our life is our story.

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Planning 2018 Conference Speaking

2017 is wrapping up and I am planning out my speaking engagements for next year. This year I am hoping to find a few more local conferences in the United States to speak at, though I am definitely planning a few international ones.

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Thank you, UX Cambridge!

Thank you so much for having me, UX Cambridge!

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