At the heart of every UX problem is a human story, and it’s our job as researchers and designers to find it.
My journey into UX started when I ran into my friend Ryan Traster at a Minneapolis indie rock dive. Within moments of saying hi, I was checking out his design work on his phone, fascinated by what he was building. That started me on a path that led to UX research, the writings of Don Norman and Steve Krug, and the fascinating life and groundbreaking career of Patricia Moore.
As a songwriter and musician, I have been training my brain to distill meaning and express it succinctly for most of my life. I’ve found that as we listen and observe, the meaning and the stories at the core of the problems we are trying to solve will make themselves known. Designing to that can be the beginning of something great.
When I’m not UXing, you can find me making records or playing shows with my band, training Muay Thai with my friends, or enjoying the insanely great music, theatre and art scenes the Twin Cities are blessed with.