User Experience Researcher and Designer
I am an incoming Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Washington Bothell. I recently completed my doctoral studies from the University of Washington, advised by Dr. Jaime Snyder.
I have a Master in Human-Centered Design and Engineering. I worked in the technology industry as a program manager, product planner, and accessibility strategist.
I am passionate about inclusive, human-computer interaction (HCI). I lead research and interaction design initiatives for designing intuitive and innovative technology products that fit into our lives. I use participatory design and research methods. For my doctoral research, I conducted grounded design research to envision communication and affective computing that accounts for the social, emotional, and sensory experiences of autistic adults.
I am excited to bring my inclusive lens to human-computer interaction and software engineering pedagogy. Through scholarship and collaborations, I aim to work with diverse, creative teams dedicated to developing knowledge, education, and technology for social good.
Based on my research on autism discourse on Twitter, I was interviewed for a Gizmodo article on the potential use of an automatic sarcasm detector.
Since 2013, I have consulted for technology user experience projects. I specialize in using design and research methods to engage stakeholders with multiple perspectives. Clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Easter Seals, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
At Microsoft, helped researched and design the Windows Vista Ease of Access Center.
Generated design concepts for inclusive, modern user experiences. Conceptual prototype using arduino sensors.
Collaborated with a textile artist, Jacqueline Calladine, to create a responsive e-skirt showcasing vintage and modern methods.