INTERACTION DESIGN | DESIGN RESEARCH | VISUAL DESIGN | CONTEMPORARY DANCE 




Interaction Design
Washington University
in St. Louis
2021 - present

i teach Interaction Design: Understanding Health and Well-Being, an undergraduate design course in the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis.

the class engages principles and methods of interaction design within the context of understanding health challenges.

students gain experience in planning and executing an iterative design process featuring research, synthesis, ideation, concept development, prototypes and a final presentation, which may include visual design, animation, and sound.

UX Research Methods in Design
Washington University
in St. Louis
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.

in this course, students build an understanding of, and practice implementing, design 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 user experience/user interface (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 experience design process, including personas, journey maps, affinity maps, and low-fidelity prototypes.

Visual Principles for the Screen
Washington University
in St. Louis
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 user interface(UI) and visual design within the context of user experience (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.

Contemporary Dance
Consuming Kinetics
Dance Company
2019 - 2020
i taught a weekly all-levels adult class, a weekly teen class, and occassional classes for company artists, all in contemporary dance, with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company.



classes consisted of holistic warmups, strengthening and conditioning, stretching, structured improvisation, and choreography.



the teen contemporary class included the creation of a choreographed work for the fall 2019 student concert.

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