<aside> 🌱 Hello! Welcome to my digital garden, a cyclical space where I nurture ideas. I’m Aishwarya, a Senior UX designer for Trust and Safety Tools at the Wikimedia Foundation. I was formerly on the Abstract Wikipedia team leading design for Wikifunctions.
A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden
The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral
<aside> 🎨 My design practice is open, equity-centered, and iterative. I look at problems through a systems lens and tell stories as I solve and create.
<aside> 🌱 Who is to know what is to come. The only certainty is adventure!
Private incident reporting system, Trust and Safety Tools (2022-2023)
Function editor, Wikifunctions (2021-2022)
10-week course on Responsible Technology
Feminist product work
We designers are storytellers and researchers. I believe I do both best through writing, but to me writing is itself the joy. My writing practice is meditate and iterative, and I love crafting the perfect sentence. I tinker, over and over until the language simmers with emotion.
Building Equitable and Ethical Technology
Stop building products, start building systems
Alternatives to proprietary (i.e. capitalist) technology
What is Digital Gardening, a brief
Workshop on influential communication
Mental health in the workplace
In the spirit of a digital garden, below are some deeply incomplete ideas. It’s always difficult to share “half-baked” ideas because you feel vulnerable to others’ judgement. Will they think I’m dumb or uninteresting? But in reality, each idea we have is filled with potential and dies too early. The idea matures and ripens with time and love, as we tend to it gently.
My lessons from writing cover letters
Mobile diffs, Wikipedia, and disinformation (WIP)
The history of colonialism (work in progress)
For fun, a bit about me (WIP)
Systems thinking (WIP)
The challenge of using the inclusive product development playbook during uncertain times
Random design resources I like 🩺
Conversations with designers from The Wikimedia Foundation 💬
What is design research? with researcher Mike Raish.