Research & Design Methods

In recent years, HCI has shifted from focusing on usability to broadly consider the human experience. In my work, I use a research-through-design approach that is contextual and iterative. This allows me to consider “wicked” problems, difficult real-world research questions in real world contexts, often with unclear or conflicting agendas and messy solutions.

 

I have worked as a researcher and designer in a variety of contexts, from designing theme park experiences at Disney Research, to supporting military and defense language needs for the United States government. 

 

Although every approach is slightly different, my design process consists of first gathering user and context requirements, then prototyping and testing design solutions in an iterative process.

Research

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User Studies

In-Depth Interviews

Focus groups

Surveys & Questionnaires

Contextual Inquiry

Heuristic Evaluation

Social Network Mapping

Design 

​Paper Prototyping

Arduino Prototyping

Wireframes

Design Sketches

Storyboarding

Bags of Stuff

Bodystorming