BIO

I love solving problems. I obsessively think through every detail, making things as simple and intuitive as possible. I am a concoction of boundless enthusiasm and relentless curiosity.

Send me an email if you have any questions or just to say hello. 


For rough conceptualizing, I start with pen and paper.

To visualize screen designs or wireframe for interaction design, I use Adobe Illustrator. Starting out as a graphic designer, I am much faster in Illustrator than in dedicated wireframing programs.

Generally, I create mid-fidelity mockups in Adobe Photoshop. I can then save these as my source files into InVision.

I use InVision for rapid prototyping, and presenting and collecting feedback on designs and interactions. InVision is also a useful tool for presenting design development to stakeholders.

With full working prototypes interactions can be experienced, and user testing can be conducted. For card sorting, tree testing, and click tests, I use Optimal Workshop. For A/B testing, I like Optimizely. And for more robust testing, there are a bunch of great programs, and I have found each to be equally useful.

Take it to the top. Once a project has been launched, the iterative process continues. Finished products get reworked and tested from new perspectives.

There are statistical solutions to common questions in user research. Although Excel is great, I prefer R for data analysis and graphics. R handles all data types without ever complaining and allows me to run a variety of tests efficiently. 

 

PRODUCTIVITY

I use Dropbox as my central file repository. This way I can access all of my files at any time and place, as well as share with anyone on the team.

I have been using LeanKit to visualize project progress and deliver more efficiently.

Email can be overwhelming and infuriating, so I use Slack to communicate with teams, set up calls, and put out fires when they happen. 

 

TOOLS