I recently completed my doctoral work in Media Arts and Sciences, at Arizona State University where I was designing and building interactive media systems for use in stroke rehabilitation therapy applications. I am interested in all things research, design and development (especially Objective-C/Swift and Processing). Moving forward, I am looking to pursue work in creative hybrids of user experience development and interactive media system design.

Interactive system design and development. I really love to dive into a new context and figure out where solution spaces lie for new and empowering user experiences through the application of interdisciplinary approaches. I identify where research needs to occur, how to stage multiple iterative design and development cycles (while identifying where custom hardware and software solutions are necessary) and how to best integrate user testing and evaluation. I also know how to best (read: sometimes awkwardly) work Star Wars references into daily conversations.

The skills I really want to develop more are my understanding of traditional user testing approaches, visual composition techniques, and web development tools. Also, if someone could help me work through figuring out whether or not Birdemic was bad on purpose, that would be amazing.

"...I advocate passionate dedication to the pursuit of short-term goals. Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you… you never know where you might end up. Just be aware that the next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery. Which is why you should be careful of long-term dreams. If you focus too far in front of you, you won’t see the shiny thing out the corner of your eye." - Tim Minchin

I don't know if it is so much a "who" as it is qualities I admire in other people: empathy, critical thought, and the ability to laugh.

Making Osso Bucco

If money was no consideration, I would do a little bit of everything: take cooking classes, learn how to build cars, write a comic book, travel to every major league baseball stadium, start brewing beer, take art classes, become proficient in guitar and drums...the list goes on and on. Basically, I guess I would (will) forever be a student.

How to play Iron Man on the piano, lines from Star Wars (see previous entry), Three Stooges bits, the pentatonic scale on a guitar, portions of song lyrics and melodies, meeting my partner Melody.

Probably a board game. I think in that time I could teach Hanabi, Jaipur or Love Letter.

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