A few weeks ago, as I was standing in the checkout line with my groceries, I spotted a special issue of Cook’s Illustrated in the magazine stands: Cook’s Illustrated Make-Ahead Desserts. I put it in my basket immediately, further thought not required. I eagerly poured through each page when I got back home, delighted by everything I saw, but there was one recipe in particular that captured my attention.
Earlier this evening, I started crying while on the phone with my boyfriend, for reasons I couldn’t articulate either to him or to myself.
Jared handled it pretty well. He apologized for having insulted Love Actually, which wasn’t why I was crying, but I’ll take the bonus apology anyway, as it was a pretty serious offense.
Eventually, we decided to put the conversation on pause and give me some time to deal with my surprise case of feelings.
Last weekend, I went to the Len Foote Hike Inn in the Appalachian mountains with a group of about thirty other women. One of the women in my Bahá’í community has been organizing this women’s retreat for three years now, which has grown each year as the original hikers have invited their friends, and those friends have invited their friends in turn.
At the very end of last year, I decided to try being a vegetarian. I love going to restaurants, so one of the the things I was nervous about when I began this experiment was how I would be able to make that work after cutting out meat.
It’s been almost a year now, and I’ve learned a lot! Here are a few tips based on my experiences with this (as well as a few links to the Atlanta restaurants where I’ve tried out these techniques).
“I’m not technical enough”
Despite the delay in posting this, I have not, in fact, forgotten about the cake project. I baked a second cake a couple of weeks ago, and cake #3 is just out of the oven.
My first practice cake of the “Conquering Cake” project was baked on Friday, and eaten over the course of the weekend.
While it went well over all, there were definitely some points that could be improved:
I have a confession to make: I’m not a very good baker. I just like baking.
KniTriage is the culmination of my work for the User Experience Design course I attended at General Assembly. It contains documentation and explanations of my research, findings, and designs for a fictional (but soon to be real) website for beginning knitters. Contents below:
- Target Audience
- Problem Statement
- User Interviews
- Competitive Analysis
- User Flow
- Content categorization
- Initial Wireframes
- User Testing
- Assumptions: Revisited
- Revised Sitemap
- Revised Wireframes
- Clickable Prototype
It was inspiring to see the demand for this solution when I conducted user tests, and although this was not required for the class, I plan to build a functional version of KniTriage as a responsive website this summer.