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MY WORK ENGAGES PLAY, EMPATHY, AND ANALYTICS TO DEVISE SOLUTIONS TO WICKED PROBLEMS.

I create human-centered services and systems, with an eye towards social change and emerging technologies.

My theatre arts and interaction design practices inform each other on a daily basis.

 

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, BFA 2017

Drama Video & Media Design, major

Courses

  • Aesthetics of Dysfunction
  • Animation Art and Technology
  • Decoding Media
  • Electronic Media Studio: Intro to the Moving Image
  • Expanded Theater (VR/AR)
  • Future Stages
  • Intro to Scenic Design
  • Media Performance
  • Special Topics in Drama: Magical Realism
  • Staging Media
  • Technical Management

Productions

  • Milk Like Sugar, Video & Media Designer
  • Drama Queens, Creative Director
  • Wife U, Asst. Video & Media Designer
  • Wolves, Asst. Video & Media Designer
  • Steubenville, Video Engineer
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Video Engineer

I have studied with Dick Block, David Boevers, Jim Duesing, Kevin Hines, Jessica Hodgins, Cindy Limauro, Caden Manson, Anya Martin, Molly McCarter, Ali Momeni, Joe Pino, Melissa Ragona, Nica Ross, Tina Shackleford, Larry Shea, Narelle Sissons, and Susan Tsu.

Human-Computer Interaction, major

Courses

  • Capstone: Promoting Children's Vocab Growth
  • Communication Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Photographic Imaging
  • Fundamentals of Programming & Computer Science
  • Interaction Design Studio
  • Making Things Interactive
  • Programming Usable Interfaces
  • Responsive Mobile Environments
  • Semantics & Aesthetics
  • Sensemaking
  • Service Design
  • Social Web
  • User-Centered Research & Evaluation

I have studied with Ahmed Ansari, Jeffrey Bigham, Daragh Byrne, Jodi Forlizzi, Jason Hong, Niki Kittur, David Kosbie, Robert Kraut, Min Kyung Lee, Jakob Marisco, John Mars, Jim Morris, Amy Ogan, Dylan Vitone, and Matt Zywica.

Research

DataSquid

Touch-based Data Visualization for iPad

Niki Kittur & Jeff Rzeszotarski

Socuis

Smart City Services for the Homeless & Food Insecure

Min Kyung Lee

 

Designing for Resilience

Mediated Services for Student Wellness & Mental Health

Jodi Forlizzi

Extracurricular

Carnegie Leadership Consultants

peer-to-peer education about leadership and personal development delivered through consultations and workshops

5th Year Scholar

granted a 5th Year Scholarship to study how business, policy, language, and design influence social change as well as implement a community impact project to improve student mental health and wellness on-campus

IMPAQT 2017

selected for a ten person team that forms bridges between CMU's Qatar and Pittsburgh campuses through a one week immersion in Doha and ongoing collaboration

 

organizations

Procore Technologies

May 2016 - present

Onboarding Squad

researched and designed an integrated implementation service for new accounts, researched and designed a new permissions set-up wizard

Web App Redesign

researched new navigation architecture, using card sorting, tree tests, and mid-fidelity prototypes

Alexa Integration

early research and product definition for Alexa conversational UI

 

Rice University

Office of Institutional Research

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

redesigned public website, created data visualizations about research revenue for use by C-suite and Deans

Round Room Image

previously The Unexpected Laboratory

arts collective working in live performance and documentary 

May 2014 - present

Surrounded 2.0

Media & Lighting Designer + Stage Manager of devised movement piece created with students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and performed at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial

Surrounded

Scenic & Media Designer + Production Stage Manager of devised performance about violence, toured to Denver, Chicago, and Winnipeg