Research | San Francisco Bay Area, US
I am pivoting from user experience research to built environment research in workplace strategies for interior design and architecture. Studying for EDAC certificate. In 13 years,software and internet development work has included context-awareness.
> Microsoft: a multiphase ethnographic study on how families have fun together at home. Informed the development of a Natural User Interface in a prototype home entertainment device before the public had been exposed to such interfaces.
> Habitat for Humanity: ethnographic interviews of candidate households regarding social and personal function in the home and the household’s participation in their communities.
> Trend Micro: adoption/use of wireless devices in the home and at work. Theories on 1) wireless infrastructure hierarchy, and 2) models of personal adoption characteristics. Plus, wireless laptop owner conceptualizations and security risk tolerance.
> Neighborhood Health Partnership (HMO): Research on clinic access and use.
> Kaiser Permanente: First paycheck post-grad school in research for Organizational Effectiveness, Pasadena
I’m an imaginative and energetic whitespace explorer, user empathy builder, knowledge synthesizer, and sandbox player. Empirically-driven concepts about evolving social and personal meaning result in vivid and actionable narratives, behavioral models, and visualizations.
~ Propose & validate or counter theories with experience research, business and market data
~ Inform strategic design and business decisions
~ Thrive integrated in cross-functional teams
I get designers out into the wild to examine and think deeply about reality; I’m an ace investigator of product and service landscapes and how people live, work, and think. I strive for inspiration.
the internet of things
use of built environments + spaces
mobile devices/apps, mobility, context-awareness
getting to 'why' and ‘how’