With a fresh degree in biology, my first job out of college was assisting in graduate research in Lake Champlain, Vermont. Working out of the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory I collaborated with students and professors in designing, deploying, and maintaining plankton ecology experiments–among other things.
What does scientific research have to do with digital product design? Well, nothing, directly anyway. But the two actually have a lot in common:
Over the course of two years, I participated in several research projects. Between fieldwork and lab work, I learned a lot, made some great friends, and helped solve some interesting problems. Featured here are some highlights from the work.