An Invitation to Ask Great Questions

December 22, 2014Student Blogs

We spend a lot of time and energy learning how to answer questions. Traditional education is often centered around learning how to gather, synthesize, and disseminate information. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always allow for this type of discovery. The experiences we place ourselves in often beg for great questions, not great answers. They demand curiosity, not … Read More

The Tensions and Perks of Being a Misfit

December 19, 2014Student Blogs

Music makes my life better. I need it with me all the time. I listen to it while commuting to and from work. During work. Running errands. Doing chores. And sometimes when falling asleep. It’s therapeutic. Motivating. It activates my brain to process information. Helps me manage emotions and understand life. You’ll rarely see me … Read More

Three Months Later

December 12, 2014Student Blogs

Three months of the Ei year have passed by, prompting shock, panic, and reflection. What have I done with my time? Have I grown? Have I changed? Have I accomplished anything? All questions that ring in my head, like an alarm, or more appropriately, school bells. A curse of being human is that it’s so … Read More

How I’m Realizing (Almost) Everything is Design

December 8, 2014Student Blogs

It’s been a couple months now since I began my first term at Ei and things have been really busy. My “major” this year is user experience design, which I’ve learned is a really broad field with many subareas. As a career pivoter, UX design is a natural path for me given my professional background … Read More

That Dirty Word

December 3, 2014Student Blogs

Work. For most of us, that word is a sucker-punch to the gut, capable of provoking miserable groans, slumped shoulders and heavy steps, especially on an innocent Sunday evening. This was my experience of work for many years, despite my efforts to give it all I’ve got and focus on the golden moments. Work drained … Read More