There are notebooks, a computer, Post Its sticked to a monitor, and a plant pot on top a desk
There are notebooks, a computer, Post Its sticked to a monitor, and a plant pot on top a desk
How is your work desk?

I recently listened to the “Designing your Work-Life” episode of the Design Better Podcast interviewing Bill Burnet, an executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. I got inspired by his approach to design and redesigning careers: he talks about adopting a designer’s mindset to find out your interests and find happiness at work.

That podcast episode made me think of what makes me happy about my work and what we can do to make it better. I have been always interested in learning how people organize their workflows and I learned different methods from designers and teams I have…


How we can create safe spaces for people to ride bikes based on my experience riding in the city.

Photo by Max Berger on Unsplash

Riding my bicycle is my main means of transportation. The San Francisco Bay area has a great number of cyclists and the number is growing every day since people are looking to bicycles as an alternative means of transportation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Riding bikes is healthy, cheap, and fun. As the number of people riding bicycles increases, the need for more space for other means of urban transportation increases as well.

I have been riding for more than 3 years…


I was not doing well physically and mentally being at home. Things got worse when I had to stay home full time because of weeks of fires and smoke spreading out in several locations across the golden state. It made the air quality so unhealthy that I couldn't even go for a walk or ride my bike in the city. I was home when the "apocalyptic day" happened in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, I made a travel plan with my boyfriend to drive out of California and visit four National Parks in two weeks. We crossed California and Nevada to get…

Danielle Kawasaki

I listen to podcasts, play video games, and write. Riding my bike in San Francisco, CA. Latina designer.

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