Hello World! I just got a new mechanical keyboard—I’ve been thinking about taking the leap forever as I have fond memories of the tactile feedback of the IBM Model Ms I used to use at my dad’s place of work in the ’90s. I felt like typing at home to break it in a little.… Continue reading Tripling in the Twin Cities
You learn by doing. You’ve heard it before, and I subscribe to this notion personally. How, though do we develop the class time where new concepts are to be shared and reinforced? Frameworks provide a logic by which instructors can design instruction, but it’s possible to have too much preparatory work in place during these… Continue reading Educational Engagement
Don’t be hesitant to learn new digital tools. Your studies may teach you not only that tool, but help you with software generally. This can also be true of programming and societal languages. For example, language researchers have found that being bilingual helps develop early empathy and aids understanding of language as a whole. It’s a… Continue reading Skills that Raise all Ships
You have a product or service, and you want to raise awareness. Are you ready? Let’s explore a little bit of that process today. Inbound marketing is great for increasing your marketing return on investment – MROI. I’ve explored it quite a bit this year, especially in the wonderful, automatable HubSpot CRM. However, as good… Continue reading Know Thyself, that you may Sell
You’ve very likely heard the refrain before that “Things aren’t made like they used to be.”
Is it a great conspiracy when your phone charger cables or toaster fail?
Good design. It wins over our hearts and turns good products into great products. But how do you elevate designs from good to great? An important thing to consider is inclusiveness. Great design considers the total environment in which experiences occur, and it offers intuitive, comfortable function with form. Maybe you’ve seen powerful advertising before… Continue reading The Joy of Universal Design
For a long time, we Americans have been friends with Puerto Rico and others, but not with another close-by nation, oh-so-close to Florida. The end of the trade embargo with Cuba can probably allow a freer exchange of goods, services, ideas, and money to cross the channel down there, to the benefit of the U.S.… Continue reading Bees and the Embargo