Chronicling my personal learnings as I pursue a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction after a career in digital and print journalism.
I'm a denizen of downtown Indianapolis, bicyclist, cat mom, Internet addict and news junkie. I'm an expert at creating engaging content and creating a personal brand on social media. Formerly the writer of IndyStar.com's AM Cheat Sheet, I left to become a full-time IUPUI Informatics grad student, set to get my master's in 2016.
It’s been a while since I posted here. Plenty has happened to me! I:
Switched my master’s degree field from media arts and science to human-computer interaction.
Earned a master’s of science degree in human-computer interaction from Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.
Sold my condo in Downtown Indianapolis, Ind.
Spent a summer renting a friend’s lake house in Carmel, Ind.
Moved to an apartment in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Penn.
Began work as a doctoral student researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.
Thanks to some timely help from an undergraduate student here, I have this blog up and running again. Given I am already working 40+ hours again, I don’t know if I will be able to keep it up, but I hope to keep posting from time to time – maybe when I’m drinking my morning coffee.
People often ask me why I decided to study human-computer interaction after a long career in journalism and media. For me, it’s primarily because of the chance to be on the frontlines of tech innovation and explore the different ways that computing in its current forms — social, ubiquitous and immersive — are impacting media, the law and our society.
It’s been a few months since I updated this blog. Partly this was because of my end-of-semester crunch after Spring 2015 midterms. I had a lot of work to complete fast. Something had to give. And then came summer classes and, you know, VACATION.