Hello! I am a User Experience Researcher at Google, located in Mountain View, California. My current research is focused on API usability and programming tools.
I received my PhD in the field of Human-Computer Interaction from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. My PhD thesis is entitled Designing Reflective User Experience with Social and Ubiquitous Computing Technologies. In graduate school, I was co-advised by Prof. Mark Ackerman and Prof. Mark W. Newman.
The Moving Context Kit (McKit): How do devices take on different roles in ad-hoc multi-device configurations, and how do changes in the user’s context influence device roles and privacy considerations? This kit helps designers incorporate these considerations into product design. Learn more at sites.google.com/corp/view/mckit.
Multi-device Experiences: Why is building multi-device experiences hard? We studied the problem from designers and developers’ perspectives.
Home Trivia: using activity traces, games, and sensors to help families better understand how they spend time at home
House Memory: if these walls could talk…
Social Overlays: collectively making websites more usable
Jigsaw: a discovery-based learning game for Photoshop
If you don’t have access to the ACM Digital Library, you can download the preprint versions of my papers on Google Drive.