2021

Jun-Sep

Summary:
1. Governance Archaeology cohort

2. Finished design portfolio

3. Became founding designer on fundraising platform

4. First prototype of card deck to test with organization

5. Psychotherapy tool development complete

Detail:
1. I was accepted as a resident for the MEDLab's Future of the Internet cohort. I attend bimonthly meetings and create mixed-media blog post deliverables. I have read 6 books and 4 papers on digital governance and democratic models for self-organizing

2. I designed and developed my portfolio for design and development projects. I collected testimonials from past clients and collaborators.

3. I accepted a role as founding designer for a fundraising platform for NGOs and volunteer service hours. I began research on the platform structure and theory of mutual aid. I developed user journey flows for stakeholders.

4. I led my team to create the first iteration of our eponymous deck of cards to identify emotions, needs, strategies, and structures as a personal narrative building tool.

Oct-Nov

Summary:
1. United Nations Internet Governance Forum

2. Applying for graduate school

3. Founding designer for fundraising platform

4. Neuromatch Conference presenter

5. Developing my affordances framework for self-reflection technology

Detail:
1. My organization Plot Twisters was invited to exhibit our emotionally-literate community framework at the UN Internet Governance Forum. I have developed a dynamic website prototype, wrote an essay highlighting our research design and describing our framework, and prepared mixed-media graphics and audio pieces to introduce the importance of dialogue as a democratic governance tool.

2. I am researching various graduate programs for HCI, media studies, trauma-informed psychology, and digital social science research. I am meeting with potential supervisors each week, as well as speaking with my mentors in different fields for advice. I am writing my research proposal and personal statement.

3. I have developed extensive stakeholder journey maps and website architecture schemas. I have created wireframes of key public-facing pages and created mockups for campaign creation flow.

4. I was accepted along with Avery, Jesse, and Nick to the Neuromatch 4.0 Computational Neuroscience conference for our research in the relationship between allostatic kinds and internal/external regulatory processes.

5. I am developing the research design for an affordances framework for technologies that support narrative processing, self-reflection, and personal knowledge management. I have written 2,000 words so far.