This post was inspired by a throwaway comment my “very grown-up” son made about my recent project Wicklow Marketplace I have a tendency to talk about the projects I’m involved in a lot and he thought it was amusing to call it “RachBook”...
The Department of Health and the HSE deliver a system to citizens, which is inefficient yet not inexpensive. Under-resourced departments and the lack of connected services are costing people lack of human dignity, stolen moments with loved ones and needless suffering....
“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” Dr. Ralph Speth, CEO, Jaguar How do we approach the problem? Design is not a straight road, there is an organic process to follow, when combining the existing business...
Access to Accessibility Have you ever noticed how a country renowned for it’s storytelling legacy of seanchaí’s and legends can be so notoriously bad at communication? How is it we have almost total saturation, in mobile phone adoption, yet cut off the very people who...
Rachel Kane MA Interaction Design (IxD) Passionate about designing for people, communication and accessibility.
LifeHack "Tradition is an innovation that no longer works", building on this idea as a collaborative designer along with leanweb.eu and weinteract.ie we facilitate change for organisations in the current digital environment..
When you think of anxiety, several scenarios may come to mind: the endless tossing and turning of a restless night, dread over potential future events, pandemic-related overwhelm, or full-blown panic attacks. Even if you’re not diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you’ve likely experienced anxiety symptoms at some point in your life. In these situations, you […]
Do you ever worry about being exposed as a “fraud?” You’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for people to feel like imposters. In fact, approximately 70 percent of people admit to having experienced impostor syndrome at some point in their lives — a Twitter poll found that 87 percent of people have experienced this. […]
It’s a classic chicken or egg question, does depression make you tired, or does being tired cause depression? The simple answer to this question is yes and yes. Taking it a step further, I employ the “both/and” strategy, which is to say that they are both true and not mutually exclusive of each other. But […]
“It’s great to be productive. It really is. But sometimes, we chase productivity so much that it makes us, well, unproductive. It’s easy to read a lot about how to be more productive, but don’t forget that you have to make that time up.” Matt Cutts wrote that back in 2013, “Today, search for ‘productivity’ […]
Feeling tired after eating is very common, and it happens more often after lunchtime. Is it normal? Yes. However, feeling constantly tired after a meal could be a sign of an underlying health issue. The good news is that there are simple ways in which we can avoid that constant drowsy feeling after a meal. […]
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