erika | 絵里花 


is a queer, mixed race, anti-imperialist, japanese, fluid-femme movement facilitator, artist, creature, & polydimensional humxn >

Allied Media Projects
Facilitation, Training 
2021 - present
i currently support Allied Media Projects in practicing ways to adapt UX design practices and methods into their work, both internally and externally, in ways that center Design Justice and consentful technology.

this support has included co-shaping and co-facilitating an all-staff interactive workshop to explore foundations of UX design from a Design Justice lens. we are also working in departmental teams to examine possible ways of working with UX design and Design Justice to (re)design and (re)shape community programming, organizational operations, and ways of working together.

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UX Research Methods in Design
2021 - present
i designed and currently teach UX Research Methods for Design, a new undergraduate course in the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis (as of spring 2021).

in this course, students build an understanding of, and practice implementing, UX research methods through lenses of design justice, accessibility, consentful technology, and design ethics. through projects, discussions, and readings, students work to build an understanding of the role of research in UX/UI design.

students practice research methods including interviews, surveys, contextual inquiry, peer analysis, and heat mapping. they create artifacts that contextualize research within the broader UX design process, including personas, journey maps, affinity maps, and low-fidelity prototypes.

Visual Principles for the Screen
2020 - present

i teach Visual Principles for the Screen, an undergraduate design course in the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis.

in this course, students explore the role of UI and visual design within the context of UX design, and refine their practices in balancing function and form.

through designing and prototyping screen-based experiences from the ground up, students learn the fundamental visual design skills of layout, hierarchy, typography, use of the grid, scale, balance, color, content curation, and language.

Black Womxn Flourish
UX Design
Black Womxn Flourish is a design for wellbeing collective founded by Denise Shanté Brown.

i worked with Black Womxn Flourish and Wild Logic to support digital strategy for the launch of their new website. key phases and deliverables included stakeholder interviews, site mapping, and wireframing, all through a co-design process.


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