about me

My writing, design and research focus on product, service, and interaction design for ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things.

Most recently, I received my PhD from the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley in fall 2013.

I have taught user experience research and tangible interaction design at the University of California, Berkeley and site-specific art practice at the San Francisco Art Institute. As well, I have worked with exploratory research and design teams at Intel, Fuji-Xerox, and Yahoo! I speak widely on the design of mobile and pervasive computing systems at conferences, schools, and businesses. I have a masters degree in interaction design from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and a BA cum laude in art from Yale University. During graduate school, my scholarly research on interaction design practice has been supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and an Intel PhD Fellowship. I am also a co-author of the widely used design research handbook, Observing the User Experience, published by Morgan Kaufmann.