People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Donation Rotation

For anyone looking to make a tax-deductible donation before April 17th, check out the 52×52 group created by Jessica Hische. Every week, 52× will highlight a charity.  You can go big time and pledge to donate 52 weeks out of the year or make a 1-time donation to a cause you love.  See what charity is being highlighted this week.

Leadership and Career Development Presentation at March 23rd Event

Pratt SLAWe’re looking forward to presenting Leadership and Career Development for the New Information Professional: Tips, Tricks and Tools at the upcoming SLA@Pratt Skill Share event. Join us on Friday, March 23 from 5:30-6:45pm. This free event (consisting of panel presentations and speed mentoring sessions) is open to everyone, registration required. For more info and to register.

rEDesign Education

While the nation has recognized the need for public education reform, students at the University of Michigan have decided to take matters into their own hands. Looking to reshape K-12 education from the bottom up, the student group rEDesign are seeking input from students. Let your voice be heard. Tweet your ideas to #rEDesignMyEdu @umichrEDesign.

Welcome Mats

Recently visited United Cerebral Palsy of New York City’s Techworks Center and saw this poster:

It’s not a ramp. It’s my welcome mat.

UCP: It's not a ramp. It's my welcome mat.

What kind of message are you giving to your visitors/patrons/users? Are they welcomed?

4 Little-Known Tools for a 2012 Job Hunt

We talk a lot about LinkedIn, a well-known tool for networking and job hunting, but if you’re looking to ramp up your job hunt this year, check out this U.S. News blog post.

Blogger Miriam Salpeter highlights the following:

  • Tokkster is an app that allows people on the same website to chat.
  • helps you to organize and share your online identity.
  • StartWire lets you find out when your online applications are viewed and track the progress of your applications.
  • Pinterest is an online pinboard that lets you share your expertise.