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October 16, 2014

Explore Oregon with Restaurant Bingo

Every town, area, and city has its own quirks. It could be anything from wandering clowns to outlandish festivals, and it’d all be part of what makes an area so unique. Each new place visited gives us the chance to experience new things we would never be able to experience elsewhere, and it’s important to…

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 Detroit Women of Design & UX

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 Detroit Women of Design and UX, 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…

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…

December 31, 2012

2012 // The Year of TCB

Oh, 2012.  What a year you’ve been!  When I decided to write a year in review post, I began listing out all of the highlights of the last 12 months and discovered quite quickly that 2012 was indeed the year of takin care o’ business.  Since I was too busy to do much blogging this…