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Distributed cognition is a theoretical framework that is useful in the evaluation of modern designs. The basic idea of distributed cognition is that as individuals, we use more than just ourselves as sources of knowledge. Rather than thinking of cognition existing solely in the mind, distributed cognition theory can be used to help design practitioners understand how knowledge is spread out throughout one’s self, their physical environment, and their social relationships. …


The aim of this article is to discuss two primary perspectives related to the theoretical foundations of human centered design and engineering. This dual-perspective tool will then be used to analyze an event I have experienced in my career. The framework and principles drawn from these two theories will be used in combination to understand the issues related to the particular event under observation. It will help us understand the existing practices from different viewpoints and make us realize the constraints, complexities and limitations of it. …


A series of random musings about things related to design in general.

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Part 1

“Designers understand what people really need. Marketing understands what people actually buy.”

“ Designers need to understand their customers, and in many cases, the customer is the person who purchases the product, not the person who actually uses it.”

- Don Norman, Design Thinking

It is important to learn about people who actually buy the product, beside just studying the primary users. In addition, when designing products for global user base it is mentioned that study of activities are given priority over studying of specific user behaviors. Also…


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Helloooo!!! Being someone who watches a lot of movies and series, I am not here to play the role of a critique. Instead this is my attempt at keeping track of all those series that I have watched over time. The ranking is solely based on how much I enjoyed watching it. Hope you find your new favorite from this! 🙂

To checkout a similar list of movies, you can visit this medium article.

Happy streaming! 💻🤗

Must watch :

  1. Dark
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Sherlock
  4. Stranger Things
  5. Black Mirror
  6. Friends
  7. Mr. Robot
  8. Money Heist
  9. Killing Eve
  10. Fleabag
  11. Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Good Series :

  1. Little Things

Helloooo!!! Being someone who watches a lot of movies, I am not here to play the role of a critique. Instead this is my attempt at keeping track of the movies I have watched over time. The ranking is solely based on how much I enjoyed watching the particular movie. Hope you find your new favorite from this!

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I have not categorized the movies according to their genres. This is just a random list that I keep on expanding. Also, you will not find any horror movies in this. I have included some documentaries in this as well.

To checkout…


Hello there!😊 Now that you have stumbled upon this post, I hope you get a good idea of what kind of planning is required for getting those college applications ready and increasing your chance of acceptance. And if you are just cruising through blog posts then may you find my journey an interesting read.

Firstly let me tell you, start with the application process an year before!

There are so many small steps to follow before you submit the final application that an year will seem less! Specially, if you are a student or working currently, then this will give you time to get things done smoothly on both fronts. I was working…

Eeshani Mondal

User Experience Researcher & Designer | Seeking Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities | MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering at University of Washington

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