After more than 20 years, I still love getting up every day and tackling user experience challenges: evolving audiences, changing technologies and shifting business needs.
I understand the full lifecycle of design & product development and easily adapt to changing situations while maintaining a strong design process, practice and culture. I'm always happy to get things done and bring humor to all my interactions. I am comfortable managing designers at all expertise levels across timezones and cultures.
I have tidied up a small space for writing down thoughts about design, leadership, process and how the Design practice is changing and evolving.
I have added a portfolio presentation that covers some of my recent design management and leadership work, as well as some case studies of older projects.
I have worked as a product manager and developer, which makes me a better collaborator and helps me build the space for Design to do great work.
An interaction designer at heart, I lead with a strong focus on people and relationships, and am always looking to refine Design's impact on the organization while having fun doing it.
Big teams and small, I have worked successfully and had an impact in the largest enterprises and smaller startups. My category expertise ranges from ecommerce marketplaces, communities, and enterprise SaaS, but I believe strongly that great designers can be effective anywhere.
My work has included running design thinking workshops, conducting user interviews, distilling research insights, defining and supporting design processes & workflows, strategy & planning, problem definition, user story mapping, design reviews, performance managment, 1:1s, mentoring & coaching, enablement, development handoff, accessbility, user testing, analytics, a/b testing, NPS, html/css/js, code reviews, and design pairing.
In the end, it's all about enabling designers to be better collaborators while building better experiences.
I have been exploring 3D printing and electronics, including building hand-wired keyboards and a macropad.
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