The Importance of User Design in Games for Health

I wrote another article about one of my favorite topics, games for health! Here is a blurb: Looking to regulate your sleeping habits? Searching for a way to teach sexual health? There’s an app for that. In today’s web-based world, games for health are rocketing in popularity. These “serious” games are specifically designed to encourage behavior changes to treat a health threat. Naturally, we are … Continue reading The Importance of User Design in Games for Health

There’s An App For That!

I recently wrote an article about mobile health apps on the ArtSciLab website! Here is a blurb: “Noom isn’t just your average dieting app. It’s goal-oriented psychotherapy that helps you think critically about the food you’re eating.” I heard this pitch a few weeks ago during a radio ad, and I thought: wow, I like that way of looking at food tracking. I’d totally use this … Continue reading There’s An App For That!

Article On Neuroscience From Underground

Tech is an extension of our daily lives, for some of us more than others. According to a 2017 survey conducted by ReportLinker, a tech analyst company, 46 percent of Americans surveyed say they use their phones before even getting out of bed in the morning. That doesn’t surprise us because it’s not a stretch to imagine waiting a few minutes for our bodies to … Continue reading Article On Neuroscience From Underground

BLOG POST: Ripping into Glossier.com

Earlier for an assignment, I had to critique the layout of a website of my choosing so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. By choosing the web page for Glossier.com, I was getting my assignment done, and also getting to say my piece about companies that co-opt the minimalist aesthetic (BUT DO IT POORLY) to sell products.  Anyway, take a look. First, … Continue reading BLOG POST: Ripping into Glossier.com

To The ‘Silent Majority’ — Stop Asking Me Not to Hate You

On Nov. 9, I leave early before class to stop at the gas station. There’s a pickup truck in front of me, with a conspicuous “Make America Great Again” sticker. Before I realize what’s going on, the man who owns the truck walks toward me. I have one hand on the gas nozzle. I nervously glance at the meter, and it tells me I’ve filled … Continue reading To The ‘Silent Majority’ — Stop Asking Me Not to Hate You