✈ IDLEGLORY

Eliz Sarobhasa is a Educational Curriculum Design Intern.
Mozilla Foundation and Hive Labs Vancouver (Hive Learning Network).

Volunteering her design services for NGOs. Project Management at BCIT.
UX Designer. Design Researcher.
Located in Vancouver, BC.
More about me.

Currently Reading

“If you can get past the cultural baggage, though, what you’ll find is that meditation is simply exercise for your brain. It’s a proven technique for preventing the voice in your head from leading you around by the nose.

To be clear, it’s not a miracle cure. It won’t make you taller or better-looking, nor will it magically solve all of your problems. You should disregard the fancy books and the famous gurus promising immediate enlightenment.

In my experience, meditation makes you 10% happier.”

☁ 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris (Amazon)

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Reading & Musings

“Date A Girl who Reads: She accepts nothing less than passion, perfection, and a life worthy of being storied.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.” (Rosemarie Urquico)

☼ RECENTLY
The 21st Century Condition
Libertines
If On a Windy Night a Traveller
On Work

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Eliz enjoys street art photography, technologist x innovative fashion designers, historical novels and cultural traditions, international politics and science fiction novels.


“What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable?
To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.”
Cloud Atlas

Researcher

My primary focus is interaction design and the principle of linguistic relativity: the structure of a language affects the ways in which its speakers are able to conceptualize their world, i.e. their world view, in addition to the syntax of artificial languages.

I attended Langara College with a focus on art history and literature, before continuing my studies at Simon Fraser University in Interaction Design, Linguistics and Literature.

Designer

I was first introduced to design principles and practices in 2007 and 2008, where I was a runner-up winner for a snowboard design contest for the Web Directions North Conference.

This conference is now an bi-annual event that covers the full range of interests for web professionals: web design standards, front-end and back-end development, information architecture, interaction design, accessibility and data visualization.

Photography

I’m currently in a very happy relationship with the Olympus Pen-E PL1, a robust camera that I received for my university graduation gift.

Since 2005, I've been shooting. As of 2013, I currently own 22 cameras: Canon AE-1, Yashica D, Ricoh LX-22, Canonet28, Vivitar Wide&Slim, Superheadz Ikimono 110, Nikon D70s, Pentax Pearl Optio i-10, Canon Powershot A520, (Lomography) LCA (2), ActionSampler, Superheadz Golden Half, Diana Latitude, Diana Mini, Fisheye No 2, SuperSampler. Polaroid One-Step (2), Polaroid Spectra, Polaroid Spirit.

↻ Looking at you, Flickr