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Alex Proaps
Attends Old Dominion University
Lives in Norfolk, VA
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A tutorial showing how to make a wooden bead teething necklace with wooden beads and t-shirt yarn. Perfect for teething babies and pretty for moms too!
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Free course on design, with Don Norman.
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Wish I could see them live this time. Le sigh. 
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Eventbrite - Code for America Brigade presents National Day of Civic Hacking: HR - Climate Change and... - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at TCC / Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library , Virginia Beach, VA. Find event and ticket information.
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National Day of Civic Hacking offers the chance to bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the technology arena to push forward civic innovation and open idea-sharing. We hope to see...
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Curious rituals - gestural interaction in the digital everyday. Love this project.
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"Leaving is hard. Leaving is sad. It’s okay for it to be that way. It still doesn’t mean it’s the wrong choice for you."
When you decided to go to graduate school, you probably thought that, at the end of it, you’d be a professor. Even if you thought you might do something else with that degree, the assumptions within academia are that you finish the degree and become a professor. Only it didn’t work out that way. Maybe you found out that academia wasn’t what you thought it was. Maybe you discovered that you and academia weren’t the match made in heaven your underg...
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So amazing. 
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Introduction
Design psychologist, consultant, entrepreneur, PhD student, and instructor in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Applying what I know about human cognition and perception to design better, more human-centered technology.

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” ~ Lao Tzu
Education
  • Old Dominion University
    M.S. Psychology; Ph.D. Human Factors, 2008 - present
  • University of Montevallo
    B.S. Psych/Sociology, 2001 - 2005
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Female
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Design psychology consultant
Employment
  • Grad student, Human Factors Engineer Intern, 2015
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Currently
Norfolk, VA
Previously
Virginia Beach, VA - Huntsville, AL - Montevallo, AL - Fairbanks, AK - San Francisco, CA - Aberdeen, MD - Newport News, VA