Karen Cheng famously learned how to dance in a year in a viral YouTube video that racked up millions of views and adoring blog posts over the summer. But as it turns out, that was just the beginning for the 26-year-old San Franciscan. She also taught herself to play guitar and cello. And how to […]
Designer Karen X. Cheng did everything to land her dream job at Evernote. But it didn't work. Now, looking back, she shares why that's okay. I've gotten everything I have because I was rejected. Read Full Story
Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in 100 Days, and then we all watched her video about it. Now she's created the "Give It 100" app to help others do the same, no matter what they want to learn. It's hard to dance like nobody's watching, as the old saying suggests, when you're filming yourself. Show More Summary
Ever since Karen X. Cheng was young, she exhibited a kind of bull-headed determination to reach any goal. First, it was learning how to spin notebooks on the tip of her index finger, like all the cool boys in junior high school. Then...Show More Summary
Give it 100 is a new website created by designer Karen X. Cheng, the woman who learned to dance in one year and chronicled her progress in a video. The website encourages users to learn about and practice a new skill every day, and post ten-second videos of their daily progress. So far the site’s […]
"Going viral was not an accident," Cheng writes. "It was work." Here's how to do it. I almost didn’t write this post. Because I wanted to keep the magic behind my viral video to myself. Because of my ego. Because I would have loved to brag that I just sat back and it took off on its own. But that’s not what happened. Read Full Story
Think you can't become a designer? Or a dancer? Or anything else you might dream up? Karen Cheng shows you can. (Note: Being obsessed and disciplined helps a lot.) Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable. Three years ago, she wanted to work for...Show More Summary
For one whole year, San Francisco-based designer Karen Cheng honed her dancing skills every day and recorded her progress on camera. Here's the result.
Designer Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in a year and chronicled her journey and many hours of practice in this video. She shares her story and provides advice for others who want to learn to dance or follow any dream at Dance in a Year. People who watch me dance today sometimes assume I’ve [...]
What does learning to dance in a year have to do with learning to draw or paint? A lot, I think. From Jason Kottke’s blog, I was introduced to this time compressed video of Karen Cheng learning to dance over the course of a year. She made the decision it was what she wanted to [...]
You may remember Karen Cheng as the former Microsoft exec who resigned from her job a few years ago via a song posted to YouTube called “Bye, Bye, Excel and I.” So what has she been doing since quitting her job? Teaching herself to dance, man. Cheng has posted this amaaaaaaazing YouTube video of her journey which concludes [...]
So you think you can't dance and never could? This girl's transformation may surprise you. In this get-off-your-butt inspirational time-lapse video, Karen X. Cheng proves that if you're determined and willing to work hard to achieveShow More Summary
This is real. One year ago, Karen Cheng couldn't dance. Now, she absolutely tears up the dance floor. Learn more here.
Karen Cheng, Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine As our team’s data collection winds down, it is inevitable that we begin thinking about the next steps for the project. The feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive. They have...
After three years of working for Microsoft, Karen Cheng turns in her resignation. Set to a catchy little tune, “Bye, Bye Excel and I.” [Via YouTube] No related posts. No related posts.
Here's a new spin on the resignation email or blog post: a resignation video. Karen X Cheng was a program manager on Excel. She just quit to take a new job as a designer at Justin Kan's new startup, Exec, which is similar to TaskRabbit...Show More Summary
Karen Cheng decided to leave the world of Excel at Microsoft for Justin Kan’s new startup EXEC, and announces it via song. While this isn’t an “official” resignation video, or...
Karen Cheng, Ph.D., Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine About two months ago, we did our first baseline interview. So far, four parents have started in the intervention group (and have received mobile devices with our app) and two...
Karen Cheng, Ph.D., Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine In the best of circumstances, it requires a whole lot of patience to recruit parents of preterm infants (born at <32 weeks gestational age). The parents are stressed, sleep-deprived, and...
Karen Cheng, FitBaby Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine One of the things I love about our project and the other Project Health Design projects is the creative use of cell phones to collect data and share health information. Cell...