Writing

  • SF Design Week: Design and Intersectionality Panel

    I joined a conversation on effective processes and teachable moments around making products that prioritize intersectionality. Learn more about designing for intersectionality in tech through Carbon Five's blog series.

  • Pink annotations of heading levels on Mica's website and the headings map tool.

    MICA MUXD 5105,

    I introduced students to design ethics, demoed how to catch common accessibility defects using a11y tools, and gave practical tips for inclusive research. The title of my talk was inspired by Sheri Byrne-Haber’s recent publication, "Giving a Damn About Accessibility."

  • Geordi doesn't like convenience sampling, he likes purposeful sampling.

    Opal App,

    I gave a talk on Inclusive Design to the team at Opal which included several demos and workshops inspired by some of my favorite authors. Feel free to copy, edit, and adapt my google slides.

  • A colorful online whiteboard full of sticky notes in circles.

    UVA CS 4501 ,

    I gave a lecture introducing usability engineering students to design ethics. I made use of Kat Zhou's Layers of Effect activity which worked great with Mural. Outside of the lecture, I also helped architect new design ethics coursework.

  • An illustrated poster of a walking cartoon with headphones titled LISTEN UP

    Deloitte Digital,

    I designed an introduction to interviewing workshop for junior and transitioning designers at an internal studio education program. I later adapted versions of it for stakeholder workshops.

  • The butterfly meme where a oblivious man wonders if the website how to be charming to woman is a credible source.

    UX Collective,

    Over the past year, I read 41 books on design. Of all of the books recommended to me by mentors and peers, Greever’s “Articulating Design Decisions” was the most baffling in terms of credibility...

  • Mugatu with a smirk whispering... Empathy, so hot right now

    IVMG Conference,

    I was invited to share a talk on empathy at the Interagency Visual Media Group Conference held at the National Intelligence University campus. I discussed the pitfalls of the UX world's beloved buzzword along with guidance on when it actually is appropriate.

  • Corporate needs you to find the differences between a 10 week bootcamp and the University of Phoenix. They're the same picture.

    UX Collective,

    You or a colleague may have discovered an interest or joy in UX a little late in your career. You may be looking into bootcamp courses or have been reading online articles in order to kickstart a career. If so, this is for you...

  • A circular lecture hall full of students with me in the center waving my hands.

    Carnegie Mellon IS Capstone,

    I was invited to give a talk on human computer interaction on behalf of Deloitte Digital. I worked with the professors to tailor content to the course which led to facilitating a crazy eights workshop to help the students ideate concepts for their capstone projects.