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Objectives

A full-time position within an organization that shares my love of people and applies a human-centered methodology to design products that inform, excite, and delight.

Experience

Interaction Designer [Contract] (Mar 2012–Apr 2012)
Punchcut … San Francisco, CA
Ideated and sketched concepts and workflows for a mobile application
Produced and annotated mobile wireframes for client review and documentation
Sr. Experience Architect [Contract] (Dec 2011–Jan 2012)
Organic … San Francisco, CA
Created web and mobile templates for an intranet serving over one million users
Established a detailed information architecture and content migration strategy
Explored and redesigned social features social features to promote community
Interaction Designer (Feb 2011–Sep 2011)
Fluid … San Francisco, CA
Designed high quality e-commerce and social experiences for web, tablet, and mobile
Combined industry best practices with client requirements to form successful designs
Built interactive prototypes for both proof of concept and use in usability testing
Presented strategic recommendations and wireframes to clients
User Experience Consultant (Aug 2010–Dec 2010)
BlackLocus … Pittsburgh, PA
Interviewed small businesses to discover pricing, marketing, and inventory needs
Conducted heuristic analyses to quickly identify usability issues prior to launch
Developed personas and scenarios to share research results with the client
Restructured the client's information architecture to better support its users
User Research Lead (Jan 2010–Aug 2010)
Microsoft Studio Capstone … Pittsburgh, PA
Coordinated ethnographic user research of communication patterns in Millennials
Analyzed and synthesized interview data with affinity diagrams and activity models
Developed personas to shape the design and communicate with the client
Compiled and edited final report and white paper for client
Ethnographic Researcher (Jan 2009–Jul 2009)
UCSD Interactive Cognition Lab … La Jolla, CA
Conducted a three-week ethnographic study of a small dance company
Analyzed video data for phenomena in the field of creative cognition
Provided preliminary research for an interactive installation
Instructional Assistant (Mar 2009–Jun 2009)
UCSD Cognitive Science … La Jolla, CA
Guided 2 4-student teams in application User-Centered Design (UCD) techniques
Developed and delivered lectures to teach students UCD methodologies
Evaluated and graded application of UCD in 10-week-long student projects
Behavioral Researcher (Apr 2008–Jul 2009)
UCSD Cognitive Development Lab … La Jolla, CA
Videotaped mother-infant interactions for analysis of shared attention
Analyzed video for infant facial affect to later compare with cortisol sampling
Managed and processed participant questionnaires at 3, 12, 16, 18, and 24 months
Financial Assistant (May 2007–Feb 2008)
HIV Neurobiological Research Center … San Diego, CA
Maintained working financial records for all projects
Assembled and proofread grant materials during application cycles
Filed financial paperwork

Education

Master of Human-Computer Interaction (Aug 2009–Dec 2010)
Carnegie Mellon University … Pittsburgh, PA
QPA 3.61
Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science (Sept 2004–Jun 2009)
University of California, San Diego … La Jolla, CA
Specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Minor in Political Science
GPA 3.45 (3.67 in Cognitive Science)

UC Center Rome Study Abroad … Rome, Italy
Instruction in Italian language, history, and culture

Skills

Design and Prototyping
Fireworks
Flash Catalyst
Flash Builder (Flex)
OmniGraffle
Axure RP
Sketching
Paper Prototyping
PowerPoint
InDesign
Photoshop
HTML & CSS
User Research and Usability Testing
Contextual Inquiry
User Interviews
Ethnography
Activity Modeling
Affinity Diagramming
Scenario Building
Persona Development
Think Aloud Protocol
Heuristic Evaluation

Coursework

Carnegie Mellon – Completed
HCI Capstone Project
HCI Methods
Activating Environments
Adaptive Service Design
Basic Interaction Design
Designing for Service
Communication Design Fundamentals
Inventing the Future of Services
Methodology of Visualization
Programming Usable Interfaces
UC San Diego – Completed
Cognition in Multimedia Design
Cognitive Engineering
Cognitive Ethnography
HCI – History
HCI – Programming