A little about me
Balancing work and life
I'm an Interaction Design Lead at JP Morgan Chase and am working on a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at DePaul University. My day-to-day consists of 8 hours designing great user experiences at Chase and an hour or two working on projects and studying for school in the evening. Any extra time is spent on Twitter and UX Weekly, where I tweet and blog about user experience, user research, and design.
As I see it
Great user experiences don't just happen by chance; they happen when you involve your users and review the entire experience from beginning to end. To be an interaction designer you must understand some basic design principles and rules, but to create great user experiences you must understand your user.
User Experience encompasses everything the user sees, interacts with, and feels when using an application or website.
Human-Computer Interaction is everything needed by a designer or team to create a great user experience.
In my spare time
Photogrpahy is a great way to capture a moment in time of life. I've been taking photos for a few years and love what HDR has to offer. Check out some of my photography.