Promoted from Interaction Designer, to User Experience Lead to Lead of Front End Development in 20 months.
Rationalized a shoot-from-the-hip, emergency-based development process into a structured project plan that models content, sales, engineering, front end and quality assurance tasks in Microsoft Project.
Revitalized a 1.5 year stalled effort to build a template publishing foundation and brought it to release in under 3 months. The publishing foundation cut development time of onboarded projects from 10 days to 5 and eliminated endemic maintenance issues.
Championed widget development and insisted that they be built in HTML ensuring a clean integration with host pages despite the technical challenges faced with this path.
Lead the integration designs for over 35 web sites, including Newsweek search, Fox News, Associated Press and Bob Vila.
Usability Consultant, Center for Innovation in Assessment, Indiana University, May 2007 to August 2007. Delivered design improvements for existing web sites based on short, focused usability studies with representative stakeholders. Improvements included UI alterations and information architecture changes.
Interaction Designer, Co-Founder, BigTreeTop Company
May 2006 – December 2007
Architected the information design of the BigTreeTop platform from data gathered on customer observation sessions.
Built out the web page structure of the BigTreeTop customer facing system over numerous iterations in collaboration with the contracted development team and visual design firm.
Collaborated with a senior designer on the design of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g's target update management system. I focused on function label names and the task flow of reassigning updates from testing targets to production targets.
M.S., Human-Computer Interaction Design, Indiana University-Bloomington, May 2007, GPA 3.97
B.A., Linguistics, Dartmouth College, June 2004, GPA 3.81 (Magna cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa)
French language and culture, Institut Lumière Lyon II, Lyon, France 2005; Joigny, France 2002
Chinese language and contemporary culture, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China 2001
German language and philosophy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Schule, Weinheim, Germany 1998