Category Archives: Portfolio

People don’t relate to bullet points and long lists. People gravitate toward well-told stories. A storyteller my whole life, these are the stories of the science behind creating relationships. UX requires a good story, a strong identity and an almost hell-bent obsession with making the world a better place. Here are some examples of how I made everything suck just a little bit less.

Designation: The End

So many good things have happened in the last 8 weeks. Week 6 capped the education part of Designation and a transference into the actual working portion of the program. What’s interesting is noticing the shift in people from classmates … Continue reading

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Project Outline: MCTS

Now that we’re in the halftime segment of Designation, I’m happy to share that my team and I are beginning the design stages of the MCTS project. First, we identified our assumptions. We took a trip up to Milwaukee for … Continue reading

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The Knosey Knows

Yesterday, JJ assigned us a branding and comp project to finish for today. While we only really needed to show up with style tiles, I was totally flummoxed as to how to go about this, especially after spending the morning … Continue reading

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Designation: Week 3

I’ll be damned if I don’t finish this code project tonight. This week was lots of lecture, a guest speaker, and finally some social events. We focused mainly on the practice of UX in the evening; specifically discussing practicing what … Continue reading

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Designation: Week 2

Admittedly, this post is late.  Designation has me nose-to-grindstone all day and most of the night. The mornings and evenings are spent commuting. The weekends have been condensed to Sundays with class on Saturday. This past Sunday I moved out … Continue reading

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Designation: Week 1

The theme of this week could be “get to know your neighbor”, “get out of your comfort zone”, “think differently” or “welcome to being really tired.” In reality, the theme of the week has been “make stuff.” Or perhaps Andrew … Continue reading

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Designation: Day 1

Oftentimes, the moments that influence us most are not marked or categorized. With some exceptions, they usually present themselves in hindsight, within the context of a greater overall experience. Designation, however, is a great exception to the rule. It felt … Continue reading

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