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Eliz Sarobhasa has completed a Educational Curriculum Design Internship.
Mozilla Foundation and Hive Labs NYC x Vancouver (Hive Learning Network).

Volunteering her design services for NGOs. Project Management at BCIT.
UX Designer. Design Researcher.
Located in Vancouver, BC.
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'Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?”

Instead, they demand: “How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.

If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get an idea of that house at all. You have to say to them: “I saw a house that cost $20,000.” Then they would exclaim: “Oh, what a pretty house that is!!”'

☁ The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (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.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love.”

(Rosemarie Urquico)

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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