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June 3, 2017

Apparently I’m a Badass Bitch Level 7

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with my dear friend Hailey Zurich while we recorded an episode of her multi-faceted, uber-positive new podcast, The Zhailey Show. We took a little trip back in time to reminisce about our early days as friends, had ourselves a little commentary on good television…

January 9, 2017

I’m the new Experience Architect in Residence at Michigan State University

Although I’ll always be a wolverine, my collaborations with the fine folks at Michigan State University’s new Experience Architecture program have taught me that there is more than one Michigan school I can call my own. A new program that just graduated its first class, Experience Architecture is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to create experiences for people…

January 1, 2017

A Sober Start to 2017

TWO BLOG POSTS IN ONE WEEK?! Yep, believe it… times they are a’changin. This post is dedicated to what they call “accountability”. For beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017, I’ll be climbing on the bandwagon and starting my year off 100% SOBER. Dry January is a thing, in case you haven’t heard. Not a fun and exciting kind…

December 31, 2016

2016, A Year in Review

It’s been quite a while since I’ve sat down to reflect on my life, let alone an entire year of it. Chances are I’ll overlook quite a bit. IN FACT, I’ve got to open up my calendar to know for sure what memories belong in this year for fear I’m reporting on 2015. Which is…

November 15, 2013

Context is King

A little over two months ago, my husband, my dog, and I arrived in Portland, Oregon. A week later, I was sitting at my desk at Empirical UX, thinking about what to write for Empirical’s Ask the Expert column “advertorial”. Since I was new on the job, I didn’t have much to go on from…

August 5, 2013

Saying Goodbye

Today begins my last full week as an Experience Architect at Organic and the only word I can think of to describe how I feel is bittersweet. As blessed as I have been with great jobs in my life, this has been the best one yet.  In fact, let me count the ways: Sandy Cumming…

June 29, 2013

UX Thursday

I have a confession to make.  Up until last week, I had never attended a conference on user experience.  Or technology for that matter!  In my former life as an educator, I’ve attended my fair share of higher education conferences.  Hell, I’ve even been a speaker at a few!  But in terms of content, higher…

June 10, 2013

Introducing Ladies That UX Detroit

I’m a little late on making this announcement considering I established the group in March of this year, but play along, will ya? Introducing Ladies That UX Detroit a local meetup group for women working (or aspiring to) in the design and user experience field in the metro Detroit area! Several months ago I caught wind…