Jessamyn SmallenburgUser Experience Architecture
"Jessie is extremely detail-oriented, and she is committed to providing the best service possible. Her interest and sensitivity to user experience was extremely valuable to us and we cannot recommend her highly enough."
- Tomas Baiza, Director, HSSP
"Amazing young UX professional who's got a brilliant future awaiting her."
- Dan Klyn, Information Architect and Founder at The Understanding Group.
Welcome to my grad school website! In April of 2010, I earned a Master of Information Science degree with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from the University of Michigan's School of Information in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following graduation, I worked on the development of a new website for the UM Health Sciences Scholars Program. In November of 2010, I started work as a Web Programmer at the Ann Arbor-based start-up Systems in Motion. In June of 2011, I transitioned to the role of Usability Specialist at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. My current position is Senior Usability Specialist at Research into Internet Systems (RIIS).
What You'll Find in This Portfolio
In this portfolio, you will find information about a few of my grad school research and design projects in user-centered design and website development. I completed two internships, one with the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute and one at U of M's Health Sciences Scholars Program, during my Master's degree program.
Nature Photography Gallery
Also included in this domain name is my nature photography portfolio. I formerly had two separate domain names, but recently combined them to dabble with and reflect the progression of the Web into Responsive Web Design, as well as to streamline website maintenance.
I am committed to creating enjoyable and memorable interactive experiences that inspire others. Creating a web experience is an imaginative process, researching the impact on users is an analytical process, and designing an interface calls for the fusion of sensitivity to user needs, a consideration of business goals, and creativity. Websites and web applications have the potential to truly spark inspiration and motivation, and can facilitate both guided and spontaneous learning. Developing web applications that exceed expectations and surpass goals is my principle objective.
Contact me at email@example.com