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Ashley Veselka
Worked at The Climate Corporation
Attended Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Surprisingly picturesque GoPro time-lapse of the Emeryville to Sacramento CA train ride (2 hrs in 2.5 mins):

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I shot a timelapse of a poppy blooming overnight.

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So awesome, Petra! This is an inspiration!
Wonder what have I been up to?
You ABSOLUTELY need some headphones.
Big thanks to +Trey Ratcliff for inspiration!
Big thanks to #PhotowalkParis peeps, Sylvie Marteau, +Manu Cornet , +Martin Görner and others that helped to make this happen.
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Your moment of mechanical zen, brought to you by Ralph Steiner circa 1930.
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The Jawbone UP Fails, But Teaches 3 Golden Rules For Experience Design. The Jawbone UP is a complex case study in what we demand from the gadgets we interact with--and how gadget experiences can be de...
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Is your family on Android? Does your phone battery often die and leave a loved one wondering what happened to you? Try my friend Lindsey's Levels app - share your battery status with those who need to know.
Got an Android? I need your help!

Install Levels via the Google Play link from

Do you get what the app is for?
Does it sound useful?
I know the auth part of the initial UX sucks, OAuth2 in a browser, but what about the generel premise of the App? 

Do you like the name?
The logo?
The utility?

You've lived without it forever, but do you think you might need it now?
How about for your remote control(s)?

Feedback asked for! (and appreciated)

Your amigo,
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very cool.
Stare at the colored dots on this girl’s nose for 30 seconds, then quickly look at a white wall or ceiling (or anything pure white) and start blinking rapidly. Congratulations, you just processed a negative with your brain! A question for you GSF, how is this possible?

(This is a brilliant ad, but we are not endorsing it by any means, we are interested in the science of the brain)
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Ok - so I need feedback from Googlers & non-Googlers on using Google+ for work. I already have Google+ on my personal account, and now my company has turned on Google+ for my work account (we run on Google Apps for your domain). How do Googlers envision these 2 very different uses? Does a "work" circle on your personal account cut it? Or does it necessitate 2 different G+ accounts? I can see where having my work account on Google+, only sharing links/conferences/industry events to coworkers would be handy, but I don't want to end up having to cross-post interesting links on both work & personal.

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Delightfully disturbing!
Chris Messina originally shared:
Love this!

/via +Irene Au cc +Erinn Andrews+Christopher Andrews
Illustrator Dave DeVries created The Monster Engine, a project to take children's drawings and paint them realistically.
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wow this is actually very interesting stuff... and quite true as well
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Very cool. Via +Brett Lider
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
The origins of punctuation marks we use in everyday life:

Question Mark ?
Origin: When early scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” – at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. To conserve valuable space, writing it was soon shortened to qo, which caused another problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol: a lowercased q on top of an o. Over time the o shrank to a dot and the q to a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

Exclamation Point !
Origin: Like the question mark, the exclamation point was invented by stacking letters. The mark comes from the Latin word io, meaning “exclamation of joy.” Written vertically, with the i above the o, it forms the exclamation point we use today.

Equal Sign =
Origin: Invented by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557, with this rationale: “I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or Gmowe [i.e., twin] lines of one length, thus : , bicause noe 2 thynges, can be more equalle.” His equal signs were about five times as long as the current ones, and it took more than a century for his sign to be accepted over its rival: a strange curly symbol invented by Descartes.

Ampersand &
Origin: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet: X, Y, Z, &. But the symbol had no name. So, they ended their ABCs with “and, per se, and” meaning “&, which means ‘and.’” This phrase was slurred into one garbled word that eventually caught on with everyone: ampersand.

Octothorp #
Origin: The odd name for this ancient sign for numbering derives from thorpe, the Old Norse word for a village or farm that is often seen in British placenames. The symbol was originally used in mapmaking, representing a village surrounded by eight fields, so it was named the octothorp.
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I am a designer, an artist, a gardener, a crafter, a photographer. I've worked in UX at Climate (Ag/Weather/Big Data), Google (Adwords/TV Ads/Enterprise Apps/Vault), and USAA (Enterprise CSR Portal, Standards & Guidelines). I married the most amazing guy I've ever known in April 2010. I love jalapeno pecan brittle, Mexican Coca-Cola, and naps. I have an unnatural addiction to cilantro and John Cusack movies. I tend to curse like a sailor. I could go to Jamaica for every vacation for the rest of my life and die happy. 

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here...
Bragging rights
I'm a cancer survivor; I was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 29 and I kicked cancer's ass with chemo & immunotherapy. I'm currently cancer free (fingers crossed).
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX
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Photographer, UX Designer, Artist
  • The Climate Corporation
    User Experience Architect, 2011 - 2013
  • Google
    User Experience Designer, 2006 - 2009
  • USAA
    Sr. Interaction Designer, 2000 - 2006
  • AIM Funds
    Lead Designer, 1996 - 2000
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