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I'm a User Experience Architect at Thomson Reuters, with a passion for the research and analysis phases.


Thoughts and discoveries along the way.

Jawbone UP’s system status

Posted on May 28, 2015 | No Comments

Jawbone recently learned that “visibility of system status” doesn’t apply to just websites. Many recognize the importance of a clear and concise error message, but this particular usability heuristic is just as important across other channels. In 2014, Jawbone announced their new UP3 fitness band. It boasted a sleek iteration of its previous models– a thinner, waterproof band that would capture your heart rate. The […]

How to Break Into UX

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

If there’s one thing that I’m qualified on, it’s transitioning careers and getting into the UX field. I went from a job in sales with no professional UX experience to teaching myself enough about the field to land a role as a user experience architect. Here are some things I (and others!) have struggled with. One of the […]

Let it be!

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 | No Comments

I went to read this horrifyingly fantastic article about a house infested with brown recluse spiders in St. Louis. However, I was only able to read the first sentence as the entire article is blanked out until the reader answer a survey question. The site justifies this action by allowing guests to read paid content by supplying […]