Posts by Danielle

Meta post: let’s talk about my portfolio site

This summer, I redesigned my portfolio website. I’m still tinkering with it, and my site will see many iterations over...

Image of coffee, notebook, plant on a wooden table

Check out my new Medium blog: UX in the 6ix

I’m very excited to be collaborating with two of my very talented colleagues at the iSchool, Aditi Bhargava and Therese...

Jess, Mari and I at the RBC Next Great Innovator Hackathon

5 things I learned at the RBC Next Great Innovator hackathon

This past weekend, I participated in RBC’s Next Great Innovator hackathon. It’s Thursday and I’m still exhausted, but it was...

Making meaning from research: from insight to requirements

I’m currently working on a participatory design project with a group from one my classes (User-Centred Design — a full...

A picture of me giving my lightning talk at the iSchool

Going digital-first: content management systems in news organizations

Last week, I presented some research I worked on over the first year of my MI at the iSchool’s Student...

Screenshot of Spotify Terms and Conditions by Chris Messina via Flickr.

Why you didn’t read the terms and conditions

I recently worked a project for one of my courses on the usability of privacy policies. Our hypothesis? Privacy policies...

Personas and post-it notes

Notes from the 2016 IxDA Newcomers Design Jam

Earlier in January, I took part in IxDA Toronto’s 2016 Design Jam for Immigrants and Refugees. It was my first pseudo-hackathon...

8.5x11 paper prototypes on a hardwood table with a hand holding a pen

Usability and usefulness

Since starting at the iSchool, the term “usability” has become one I hear, think, and talk about most days of...

Assorted tools, safety goggles, and one very destroyed Nike tech chest strap

Why I’m getting my Master’s of Information (or at least an attempt to answer that question)

When I tell people that I’m at U of T for my Master’s of Information, I am nearly always met...