Austin, TX, USA
Hi, I research and design, broadly.
For the remainder of 2018:
I am seeking a full-time, in-house, user experience design, user research, hybrid, or design technologist/prototyping role which supports the participatory methods and ongoing publication about process which are an integral part of my research and design practices. (The end products, of course, can remain proprietary.)
For my professional UX resume, with descriptions of my user experience design and user research work, please see my LinkedIn profile. This is my personal site.
I am available for speaking engagements and workshops on:
- Innovation, scenario planning, and speculative design for medium-term (5-10 years) futures
- Designing with sensors and prototyping Internet of Things devices, especially for non-programmers
- DMCA section 1201, illegal numbers, and clean room publication of reverse-engineered intellectual property
- Digital text readability and the speculative design of e-readers
- The intersection of seeing spaces and design studio, and new ways of developing shared understandings
- Taking product teams from a-priori feature prioritization (justifying feature development on pure reason or otherwise without experience) to evidence-based feature prioritization
- The business value of user research, especially for product managers in enterprise companies
My interests intersect enabling lay use of technology (especially emerging technologies), and preservation of outdated physical media and digital artifacts.
Recent work includes:
- Owning NFC toys I own: a case study. A semi-technical talk on repurposing collectable figures and the legal risks around doing so. Presented at HOPE 2018 in NYC.
- Thinking with things, designing with sensors, prototyping the Internet of Things, no programming needed (2018 edition). A new version of my presentation and workshop on how designers can conceptualize, ideate, and prototype physical hardware devices.
- Dynamicland, seeing spaces, and design studio, an essay re-evaluating Bret Victor's work in the context of traditional design practices.
- Unrealty, my 3D real estate visualization startup from the late 90s, ported to the web using emscripten.
- “But, all my work is under NDA!” A panel and Q&A about portfolios and IP agreements for in-house designers. UX, PM, HR, and Legal walk into an AMA to discuss the tension between portfolio requirements, non-disclosure agreements, company IP, and showing your work, moderated by me.
I respectfully acknowledge that
.io domains exist due to the forced expulsion of the inhabitants of the Chagos Achipelago between 1968 and 1973.