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I do UX research and design

The process of identifying and solving problems through UX research and design resonates deeply with me. I love employing human-focused research as the base on which to solve problems through design. I love getting to know people and designing experiences that are useful and positive for them. I love that I can see when experiences improve. I love how well-designed experiences can be deeply impactful. I love that this work in product design, improvement, and innovation has a direct impact on increasing the bottom line of business. So, why do I do UX? I want to help industry create positive human experiences in the products they design. I want to help improve people’s lives by designing products they need and love.

I want to be a practice-based thought leader in UX research and design

We live in a world that is fraught with constant change. Greater volatility, more uncertainty, increased complexity and broad ambiguity all present growth opportunities to those individuals and businesses that can adapt to and not collapse under the pressure. Product innovation provides an economic moat in this fast-paced world.

One way to think about innovation in products is that growth and success in business are dependent on product desirability (for users), viability (for business), and feasibility (in terms of technology). Whether creating new products, or improving on existing products, delivering product innovation within the quaternary economy increasingly requires interdisciplinary collaboration to truly create value. Teams of designers, engineers, business analysists and brand and marketing specialists drive product growth within this economy.

Through my situational sensitivity, analytic-conceptual ability, and creativity honed in art, research, and design I can help ensure products are desirable. Through my communication ability and business acumen I can collaborate with other business functions and help make sure designs are feasible and viable. I want to be involved, contribute, learn, and share.

I'm building a generous creative practice

My contribution to UX research and design will be through my capacity to balance my empathy for people with my skill in creative and analytic problem identification and solving. I am able to learn from people, to plan and execute projects, and to integrate ideas and practices. I am willing to share my work and knowledge. I can help build this field by putting my work out there, trusting in the process, and being open to the change, improvement, and growth this will bring.

My background in working with people, movement, and places

I have worked on individual and small team projects, often from end to end. That means I have worked from ideation to planning to development. Project timelines have ranged from one month to two years. I am self-motivated, have high verbal and visual reasoning and communication ability, and enjoy the challenge of figuring out conceptual relationships between discrete objects of thought and experience. I also excel at the material-based thinking that occurs when working practically with solving real-world problems.

These skills have been honed through a career focused on creative problem identification, problem-solving, and production: arts-based social research, workshop design and facilitation, visual art production and curation, communication and spatial design, and lecturing in presentation and problem-solving for architects. This creative practice, of which UX forms a part, is focused on the movement, experience, and relationships of bodies in environments. You can read more about this steadily growing body of interdisciplinary projects on my project archive, a site that is dedicated to tracking my entire creative practice.

Interdisciplinary creative practice

Archive of projects spanning 2008 to 2022

Interdisciplinary practiceArt, design & researchArchive

The project archive documents my output between 2008 and 2022 related to art, design, facilitation, production, research, and lecturing. My theoretical reading and practice involve the inquiry into complex spatial relationships and the movement through these material networks. The single drive of this interdisciplinary creative pursuit is a curiosity about the way interaction and movement of bodies create space, and how that movement can be sensed, shaped, and shifted.

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