Design Reading List

For those who are interested in learning more about UX and how to possibly change careers in that direction, knowing where to start can be a little daunting. I've gotten questions about how I made the change, what I needed to know and what I love about my job now.

Challenge: Adapting an Attendance Tracking Platform for Community College

The barriers to academic success for community college students are multi-faceted and hugely challenging. Upon enrollment, many students are deemed underprepared for college-level classes and are pressured to take (and pay for) demotivating remedial classes for no college credit. Obligations to full-time jobs, family, or children make it extremely difficult to keep up with and attend classes. Such are among the many reasons students fail to complete their degree or transfer within 6 years.

Stories: The Girl's Challenge in the Maasai Mara

Providing education to girls is a major challenge in places like Losho. Domestic abuse, early marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), though technically illegal under Kenyan laws, are commonplace in many communities and virtually go unpunished. For this reason, the girl-child has a much lower chance of achieving and maintaining good health, education and independence.