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Author Archives: Rachel Shadoan

Strategic Information Design

March 1, 2010

Strategic Information Design Case Study: XKCD

February 27, 2010

Strategic Information Design Case Study: Wired Contents

February 27, 2010

Our Bodies are Our Instruments

In 2008, I made the near-fatal mistake of taking two 4000 level and two 5000 level computer science courses simultaneously. The second to last week of the semester, affectionately known … Continue reading

February 20, 2010

Ethnographers are Gardeners

It generally takes three occurences of something in a reasonably short period of time for me to learn something new. I noticed it first in learning German. I will hear … Continue reading

February 15, 2010

Making Numbers Talk: Something Exciting in Design Ethnography

I have always refused to be constrained by the conventions of a genre, discipline, or society. Fitting neatly into such a compartment cramps my style, harshes my zen, and squashes … Continue reading

February 6, 2010

The Story of the Samosa

There was being and nonbeing, there was none but God. In the old, old times, there was a king, guardian of the throne of wisdom. This king’s only child was … Continue reading

January 29, 2010 · 3 Comments

Machu Pichu Pecha Kookie Introduction

This very short podcast is an introduction to me and my interests within design ethnography. It was quite a bit more difficult to make than I had expected! But three … Continue reading

January 28, 2010

Online Identity Management

The problem with the internet is that it is simultaneously public space and private space. One can stake out a little piece of internet and claim that it is one’s … Continue reading

January 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

A Real Writer Now

I am a real writer now! In that I am in print in a magazine that is not affiliated with my university! I am a writer for Square Go, which … Continue reading

January 19, 2010