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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Different backgrounds afford awesome opportunities for collaboration. “What we can learn from people with different UX backgrounds” by Tine Lavrysen https://medium.com/icapps/what-we-can-learn-from-people-with-different-ux-backgrounds-bc656caa0f07#.msuk1wsty #product #ux #design
Did you ever wonder how to become a UX designer? I often get asked this question by clients or (non-designer) colleagues. And my answer…
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Fix the small stuff -> "Good designers redesign, but great designers realign." http://blog.invisionapp.com/dont-start-from-scratch/ via +InVision  #ux #ui #design
Sure, sometimes a complete redesign is necessary, but more often you should use the foundation you already have to get closer to perfect.
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Very fun read on game design! “Four UX Lessons in Game Design” by @iA https://medium.com/@ia/four-ux-lessons-in-game-design-1b7bf4c9a141#.qschtd858#game #interaction #ux #design #storytelling
To spice up our monster essay on icons, we created an icon monster shooter arcade game. Planned as a one week hackathon, it turned into an…
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Deep thinking. A post-human world is coming, and design has never mattered more: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3060742/a-posthuman-world-is-coming-design-has-never-mattered-more #ui #ux #interaction #design
Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.
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Read that yesterday as well...chillingly provocative 
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A great case study on the design language system for @airbnb#product #ux #design http://airbnb.design/building-a-visual-language/
Behind-the-scenes work, event updates and stories from our creative community
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Useful post -> Gesture-based UI + Interactions for mobile apps by @CreativeCloud http://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/in-app-gestures-and-mobile-app-user-experience/ #product #ux #ui #design
Remember the days when hovering and clicking using mouse were the most used trigger for interaction with site or app? These days are gone. When Apple introduced the iPhone, multi-touch technology became mainstream and users l...
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Don't miss an engagement opportunity with an empty state screen - XD Essentials by @adobe http://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/xd-essentials-user-onboarding-and-empty-states-in-mobile-apps/ #product #ux #design
The first set of screens with which users interact set the expectations of the app. To make sure your users don’t delete your app after the first use, you should teach them how to complete key tasks and make them want to come...
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This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.
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solutions, users, context +++ 6 key ways design thinkers approach problems: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3060852/8-key-ways-to-master-design-thinking +Fast Company #product #ux #design
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Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.
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Be authentic and always have a story... “Why you don’t need design like Apple” by @mikaelcho https://medium.com/swlh/why-you-dont-need-design-like-apple-a2e6f17064fb#.nuuql82zr #product #ux #design
Authenticity vs. BeautyApple proved that beauty not only works. It sells. ¶ By marrying design and technology, Apple evolved from a niche brand for hobbyi…
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I'm in to this -> Inside the design of Google's first smart jacket: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3060133/googles-new-smart-jacket-looks-dumb-and-thats-the-point #IoT #smartclothes #wearable @Google x @LEVIS
Google's futuristic Project Jacquard is making its commercial debutas a jean jacket.
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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Industrial Design
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Tagline
Product Manager, UI/UX | Mobile and Connected Products
Introduction
Self-professed info-fiend who strives to know a little something about everything... feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or my personal blog.
Bragging rights
Launched a social media and publishing platform for will.i.am
Work
Occupation
Product Management, UI/UX - Enterprise, Consumer, Start-ups
Skills
Product Management, UI/UX - Design Hack and Programming Enthusiast (Web, Mobile, Arduino)
Employment
  • Verizon
    Lead Product Manager, Internet Services, 2013 - present
  • Flores Design Group
    Consultant, 2002 - 2014
  • i.am.plus, llc
    Product Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Dipdive.com
    Product Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • Lightspeed Interactive
    Co-Founder, 1994 - 2002
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