¡Hola! I am a User Experience Designer & Researcher with a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction. I bring ready empathy and a passion for user-centered design to everything I do.
get Downtown -> Interaction DesignIA, Interaction Design, Usability Research GetDowntown_thumbnail

get Downtown -> Interaction Design

FocusInteraction Design, Information Architecture, Usability Research
GoalRedesign a website for logging alternative transportation travel
ToolsAxure, Visio
UX MethodsAccessibility evaluation, audience analysis, competitive analysis, heuristic evaluation, interviews, personas/scenarios, prototyping, style guide, use cases, wireframing

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Cengage iLrn -> Usability ResearchUsability Research iLrn_thumbnail

Cengage iLrn -> Usability Research

FocusUsability Research
GoalGather user feedback & provide recommendations for improving usability of a web-based language learning application
ToolsIllustrator, Qualtrics, SPSS
UX MethodsComparative evaluation, heuristic evaluation, interaction map, interviews, personas/scenarios, survey, usability testing

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Smart Cart -> Pervasive Interaction DesignConcept Dev, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Mobile, Usability Research SmartCart_thumbnail

Smart Cart -> Pervasive Interaction Design

FocusConcept Development, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Mobile, Usability Research
GoalDesign a ubiquitous computing system that augments human memory in a grocery shopping environment & could be feasibly implemented in the near future
ToolsIllustrator, iMovie, Keynote
UX MethodsCultural probe, experience prototype, interviews, live demo, observation, product video, sketching, storyboarding

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Heat Map -> Interaction DesignInteraction Design, Usability Research HeatMap_thumbnail

Heat Map -> Interaction Design

FocusInteraction Design, Usability Research
GoalResearch & design a concept for a web-based tool for people looking to relocate
UX MethodsAffinity map, competitive analysis, concept map, content map, interviews, personas/scenarios, task diagrams

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Get Up & Move! -> Personal Informatics DesignConcept Dev, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Mobile GetUpMove_thumbnail

Get Up & Move! -> Personal Informatics Design

FocusConcept Development, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Mobile
GoalDesign a personal informatics application that promotes the behavior change of taking periodic movement breaks
ToolsAxure, Illustrator
UX MethodsComparative analysis, personas/scenarios, sketching, storyboarding, wireframing

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Graphic Design CourseVisual Design / Info Vis GraphicDesign_thumbnail

Graphic Design Course

FocusVisual Design
GoalGain basic graphic & visual design skills through a semester-long course
ToolsIllustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
UX MethodsMock-ups

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Baarish -> Crowdsourcing System DesignConcept Dev, Interaction Design Baarish_thumbnail

Baarish -> Crowdsourcing System Design

FocusConcept Development, Interaction Design
GoalConceptualize system & create basic UI prototype for crowdsourcing platfom
ToolsAxure, Visio
UX MethodsCompetitive analysis, concept map, interviews, wireframing

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Turbo Tax Online -> User Flow MapsInteraction Design TurboTax_thumbnail

Turbo Tax Online -> User Flow Maps

FocusInteraction Design
GoalCreate a visual representation of the basic user path through the ‘Free’ & ‘Deluxe’ products of Intuit’s online version of Turbo Tax
UX MethodsUser flow map

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Lonely Planet -> Travel WritingWriting LPwriting_thumbnail

Lonely Planet -> Travel Writing

FocusTravel Research, Writing
GoalUpdate portion of a travel guidebook for leading world travel publisher
ToolsMy wits & my smarts

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Lonely Planet -> CartographyVisual Design / Info Vis LPcartography_thumbnail

Lonely Planet -> Cartography

FocusInformation Visualization, Visual Design
GoalDraw & create digital maps for travel guidebooks; manage mapping resources
ToolsAutoCAD Map, Illustrator

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What Matters Now -> Usability ResearchIA, Usability Research WhatMattersNow_thumbnail

What Matters Now -> Usability Research

FocusUsability Research, Information Architecture
GoalDesign & conduct a usability research study in order to attract & retain users
ToolsAxure, Visio
UX MethodsCompetitive analysis, expert review, site map, user flow map, wireframing

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Months Abroad -> Information VisualizationVisual Design / Info Vis MonthsAbroad_thumbnail

Months Abroad -> Information Visualization

FocusInformation Visualization
GoalRepresent quantifiable personal information in a visually impactful way
ToolsIllustrator, Photoshop

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