About Me

I am a HCI researcher with nearly a decade of experience exploring how people engage with technology. I recently completed my PhD at University of Washington's iSchool where I was advised by Julie Kientz. In my dissertation I explored dynamic personalized interface design for context-aware systems.

In my work, I employ methods from surveys and interviews to natural language processing and statistical analysis to surface design requirements and provide useful insights into user attitudes, values and behaviors. I'm interested in design for improving technology's ability to relate to users. One example of this is my work on TRIA (Tech Relating Intelligent Agent). I am also working on a project called Harmonik (formerly MoodMusic). Harmonik is an application I developed with Alex Jansen to create the perfect music play-list.