I’m a firm believer in that quote, but I’ll get to that in a bit. I do user experience design, development, and research. I’ve been doing this for about 8 years and the more I learn, the more I find that my curiosity is limitless.
Being a designer and front end developer has given me a unique perspective and allows me to speak everyone’s language as well as get own my hands dirty when conducting UX research.
|What I Am||What I Am NOT|
|An advocate for the user experience.||A person that simply uses UX in their title.|
|Comfortable with development AND design.||A designer who knows just enough development to get by.|
|Always trying to learn more than I knew the day before.||A person content at my current level.|
|Experienced in the entire interaction design process.||A person that just makes pretty graphics and icons.|
|What I Am|
|An advocate for the user experience.|
|Comfortable with development AND design.|
|Always trying to learn more than I knew the day before.|
|Experienced in the entire interaction design process|
What I Am NOT
|A person that simply uses UX in their title.|
|A designer who knows just enough development to get by.|
|A person content with what I know.|
|A person that just makes pretty graphics and icons.|
|Webstorm||Photoshop||Axure||Chrome Dev Tools||My Imagination|
|Chrome Dev Tools||My Imagination|
|Front End Development|
|Reading About UX|
|Nerd Related Activities|
|Eating Ice Cream|
I’m currently in the HCI Master's program at IUPUI. It's quite a handful, but there is a great deal of good information to absorb.
While I have previously spent much of my energy on the technical and design aspects of web development, I've grown to be equally interested in the psychology of them. I'm more focused on how people use applications and why; What motivates people to use an app or to choose a similar one over another. THIS is where the fun is at for me righ tnow. This is what has pulled me into user experience research.