Keep Calm and AC4D On
If I had a single takeaway from today’s orientation, it would be that this will be a challenging program and I’m going to need to be on my A-game to make it through successfully. AC4D director Ruby Ku began the day by overviewing the school, curriculum, and program logistics and then we dove into student introductions after lunch.
During the alumni panel that closed out the day, I learned my new favorite word courtesy of AC4D alum Céline Thibault: timeboxing. Since my Google calendar already navigates me through my week, I’m looking forward to adding an even greater level of detail to my schedule to remind myself to do things like call mom, go jogging, and eat my vegetables over these next nine months.
While I am absolutely feeling anxious about my ability to juggle life commitments without dropping too many balls, I’m simultaneously reassured by the energy, honesty, and enthusiasm of the fellow students that I met today and am looking forward to immersing myself in all things interaction design during the course of this program!