I'm both a big idea person, and a person who finds great joy in diving into the messy details of human behavior. I have formal training in anthropology and cognitive science (Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, UC San Diego), and I did my dissertation using ethnographic methods applied to study HCI design. I've done work in the past working at a boutique usability consulting firm, and now I work for BitDefender, a security software company where I lead a team of designers and researchers charged with improving the user experience of all of the company's products.
I am happiest when working in a dynamic environment where I can be part of a team effort to design and study how technology can be made to help people do what they want to do, without getting in their way.
Things I do in my work life: Usability Research, UX Research, UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction design, Ethnography, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Focus Groups
Other things I've been up to lately: Crafting, building wearable electronics and light-up accessories, ceramic painting, hula hooping, acrylic and watercolor painting, making soft stitch toys, crocheting, building a fairy garden.