Category: Work

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…

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…

May 29, 2013

UXPA DC | Spreading the Word

For my role on the marketing committee for the 2013 UXPA Conference, I’ve been tasked with a little bit of content marketing for the event.  If you’re planing to attend the conference in DC in July, check out my latest blog post about one of the keynote speakers: UXPA DC Keynote Speaker: Navi Radjou Talks Collaboration…

November 28, 2012

Convincing Clients

Yesterday I led my first client meeting at Organic.  While I’ve been producing client-facing deliverables such as annotated wireframes, user flows, and content matrixes since I began my role in May, this was the first project where I was lead UX and thus, responsible for presenting wireframes to the client. Presenting to clients in general…