Welcome to my e-Portfolio!

I am a User Experience Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Information degree, with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction, in April of 2010. Prior to that, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology & a minor in Anthropology in December of 2005.  Since 2010, I’ve been working as a UX’er, with titles including Information Architect, User Experience Designer, and Usability Engineer. User Experience is the umbrella term that encompasses Usability, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, and so on. I possess skills for all of these roles.

In this portfolio I have excerpts from a Heuristic Evaluation, an Interaction Flow Map, Usability Test findings and associated wireframes that I completed at Cengage in 2013.  Beyond that, I’m utilizing a fictitious Web application to house design ideas portrayed using screenshots from an Axure RP Pro prototype. The descriptions accompanying the images serve to illustrate my design decision-making rationale.

My most recent work at Ford cannot be displayed online due to its confidential nature. But I can guarantee that it is very exciting and stimulating work!

Also on this site is a gallery of my nature photographs. Please see the side bar at right to view them. The WordPress feature used to display them presents them well on Smartphones and PCs (desktop and laptop). I hope you enjoy them!