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Some people got a bit dissapointed because #JointFutures wasn’t all practical “let’s redesign this website” stuff. Instead it’s food for thought, as designers our biggest asset is how we think, because that is ultimately how we design

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Neglecting the impact of what we ship is destroying by design, and this has many faces and levels. @kimgoodwin pointed out that we are not auditing enough the projects we work on. Can we do it? Yes. Should we do it? Maybe. What’s the potential risk? Huh!
@priyascape reminded us to stop focusing on creating tools to solve the problems, but to actually go and solve them for real.

And to kill the double diamond
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This weekend I posted a #thread about #PersonalStatements. It got a lot of attention- much of it good, some critical.

In the spirit of a #GrowthMindset I decided to lean in to the criticisms and try and improve it.

The content of the original #thread was true to my thoughts about the topic, but was written in a way that did not give proper context to the role of the PS in the process. It was also completely tone-deaf in that the voice I used was condescending and mean. And that is not me.
So I’m considering that thread what @ANNELAMOTT would call a #ShittyFirstDraft. The following draft incorporates feedback from the @Twitter #meded community into something I hope is a bit more useful (and a lot more friendly).
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A quick #thread on the importance of #mentorship and critical #feedback in writing. I’m targeting students, trainees, and younger faculty who struggle with the #mentoring process- I’ll share some vulnerability to demonstrate a #growthmindset- I’ll also recommend 2 books.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited by @AnnalsATS to write an editorial for a paper. I loved the topic so I quickly agreed and started ordering my thoughts. It was a quick turnaround- 2 weeks, so I had to get moving.
I worked diligently on the draft and invited @vitaincerta to co-author- she is smart as a whip and a terrific writer and I knew she would really help to shape a well-written piece. She agreed and I sent her my #ShittyFirstDraft.
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Thread: “How to WriteUp Your PhD and not get Overwhelmed” I’m spending a week with one of my (co-supervised) PhD students here in India. We are discussing general principles for getting it all done, so I will share some thoughts, in case it helps others at this stage #phdchat
First #protip : Start thinking in Paragraphs. All you will do next, really, is write a few paragraphs, that’s not too bad, is it? Live and breathe your science thoughts as paragraphs, or tidy bundles of thoughts that go well together
Don’t forget that a paragraph is really only 5-6 sentences. All these sentences should support and develop your topic sentence.
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