Over the past few decades, much has been written about the ways in which project teams bring technologies to market. In this context, social scientists typically partner with specialized designers to bring their research and new concepts to life in a way that is consumable by a variety of team members, including engineers and data scientists. This paper explores one such collaboration, and describes the challenging conditions that team members face — both in their work context and with their peers — in imagining and building a commercially viable software product.
One of my favorite classes during my undergraduate degree at Smith College was a course on Japan Buddhism. In addition to learning a bit of Japanese history and reading poetry, the professor introduced us to practices like tea ceremony and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). Later, my Masters’ thesis explored the role and evolution of traditional ikat weaving in […]
In the past few months, it has become increasingly clear that my website and blog were woefully outdated, and that it was time for a refresh. I have been reticent to post until the site was up and fully navigable, but I think it’s close enough now that I can get back to producing content. […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]
Today I received a WordPress.com summary about how this blog did in 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to share: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s. In 2010, […]