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
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!
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
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
I’m one of the 55.5% of listeners who stream podcasts on the Apple Podcasts app because it’s the default app on my phone. I assure you if not for the main feature of “it’s right there,” I would not be using it so often. Although there is a number of things that could be improved upon, here I include my main three proposed interface changes. … Continue reading BLOG POST: Some Interface Criticism
//Note: Piece was originally published on http://amptutd.com (now ampatutd.com) but since the website went down due to hacking incident (ironic), I’ve uploaded the version that was published in print. Continue reading Is Your Anxiety Manifesting In Your Bitchin’ Insta Feed?
Originally published on http://amptutd.com (now ampatutd.com) but since the website went down due to hacking incident (ironic) I’ve uploaded the version that was published in print. Continue reading Neo Yokio: A Testament to the Rise of Neo-Dadaism
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