This blog follows the process of Cristina Mele, a communication designer at Carnegie Mellon University, as she completes her senior year project in the Speak Lab. The purpose of this lab is to investigate topics that are based on extraordinary and odd events. Why? Because communicating complicated information in a simple and compelling manner is challenging. Over a period of five weeks, she will work to foster agility in speaking through design. She will take chances and challenge the conventional ways of thinking and making.