I’m joining Zillow as a principal researcher! Excited to work on transforming the end-to-end experience of buying houses.
My colleague Jared Bauer and I gave a talk on developing our Research System at GitHub to students in the Human Centered Design & Engineering program at the University of Washington. I was really impressed with the students’ engagement and questions about applied research.
I gave a talk entitled “What even is…UX Research” to Brendan Griffiths Interaction Design class at Parsons School of Design. It was really fun! The students had some great questions about what researchers do all day.
I’ve joined GitHub to start a new customer research team!
I gave a talk at the Qualtrics X4 Experience Summit in Salt Lake City about how we built our personas at Simple using quant and qual research. Unfortunately it wasn’t video recorded, but since it was one of the top-rated sessions of the conference, I got to re-present it as a webcast! You can check it out here (requires you to create an account).
I’ve joined Simple, a fintech startup, as a Senior Research Manager.
I’ve left the independent consulting world to join AnswerLab where I’m currently a Senior UX Researcher. Get in touch if you’d like to know more about what we do!
I’m in Design Week Portland’s 6th episode, “Design is…Salvation“. Design Week is going down October 7-12.
I make a short appearance in an ad for Autodesk Fusion360, a cool new tool for 3D designers that enables them to combine industrial and mechanical design software into a single cloud-based platform.
Last night I was one of the judges for the Oregon IDSA Student Merit Awards, held at the University of Oregon’s White Stag campus in Portland. Congratulations to the winners, Jonathan Wilson of the Art Institute of Portland and Tim Ploeger of the University of Oregon!
This semester I’m teaching a graduate Design Ethnography studio at PNCA. My co-teacher is Molly Ackerman-Brimberg, a fellow CCA alum who is currently a senior consumer insights analyst at Ziba.