Design and develop digital products that enhance and support the professions of speech language pathology and audiology, including: developing usability standards, conducting user research, creating wireframes and process flows, and demonstrating ideas through prototypes. I have also worked to understanding ASHA's digital ecosystem and create a coherent user experience strategy across our products and systems.
I worked to improve the user experience of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's grantee resource website. The goal of the site is to help HUD grantees understand and successfully apply for the resources available to help the homeless. I oversaw the design and development of key sections of the site, taking features from conception through the design process and to the live site. I was responsible for process flows and wireframes, user testing, implementation specs and provided consultation during development.
Consulted to improve or create the user experience for multiple clients through interaction design ideation, information architecture, wireframe and mock up creation, user research and usability testing.
Designed disaster preparedness software for state responders and volunteer coordinators. I was responsible for taking new components or feature enhancements from conception through the design process to development and realization. Completed user research and requirements prior to development, conceptualized wireframes and wrote specification notes for each project.
Designed and prototyped five concepts that showcase the potential of Bayer's most innovative materials across a variety of futuristic products and media for the year 2030 for presentation at corporate headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. Researched technical capabilities of current materials under development and expert analysis of future trends to determine potential market needs and technologies.
In 2009, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelors in Science and Art in Biology and Industrial Design. The BSA program is an interdisciplinary program designed to allow a dual major between the College of Fine Arts and The Mellon College of Science. I completed studio courses and lab courses, and while I do not practice science, the skills I learned from science and the respect I have for the research methodology carries over into my user research in many ways.
Designed and prototyped a dashboard that would accomodate the specific needs of elderly drivers.
Interned at the Lerner Research Institute where I designed and executed a study to determine the effects of SW480 conditioned media on the proliferation of Connective Tissue Progenitor Cells (adult stem cells). The tl;dr: adding a specific protien (Beta Catenine) in a dose dependant manner to cells food (media) effects how actively they grow along a bell curve, where there is an optimal dose for growth.