I am in my final quarter of a User-Centered Design Certificate program in the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design and Engineering department, in which I have been delving into User Experience (UX) and adding to my background as a Designer and Design Technologist. In one class my team created the project at right: a social media app focused on the trust and security of the interactions. We used survey and interview data to direct our design and prototype process on how to best satisfy our users. In another class my team ran in depth usability testing, including presenting our findings to the stakeholders on a novel iOS keyboard created by local company KLOA.
I have worked on technology art of my own creation and helped artists bring technology into their own projects. From an extremely large interactive physical sculpture with a large team to interactive and multimedia focused projects in a collaborative design department, to smaller projects with one or two other people. I love collaboration and getting to throw ideas back and forth, and taking a deep dive into a task or problem and coming up with a solution.
Fit and finish in both physical and virtual environments are very important to me. I am always watching how people interact with objects and interfaces and thinking about the ways a design could be tweaked to reduce friction in an interaction and thinking of novel ways tasks could be accomplished.
I am currently seeking a position of Designer, Design Technologist, Interaction Designer or UX Designer in the Seattle area and would love to talk about how I might fit into your organization.