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  • Building a Circle of Support: Letting others in, being vulnerable, and gaining self-awareness
    April 17, 2019
    Cue the “Meet the Parents” meme… We’ve all seen it, the awkward moment where Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro are in the dressing room and good ol’ future father-in-law...
  • So a UX Architect and a Software Engineer Had a Baby
    October 20, 2017
    On St. Patrick’s day this year, life forever changed for me and my husband, Aaron. A baby arrived in the world after months of planning. But nothing could have prepared...
  • From Jokes to Critiques: Feedback the Way You Want It
    September 11, 2015
    Unintentional Metaphors So I had this ah-ha moment yesterday while sitting on my couch with my fiancé. He was reading to me what I think was a ridiculous thread of Reddit...
  • Join us at Midwest UX 2014
    September 30, 2014
    “Are you feeling crazy?” That’s the moment I remember when working with Lydia Whitehead after we got our Master degrees in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. We...
  • Importance of User Research
    March 17, 2014
    Unfortunately, the word research has gotten a bad rep over the years. Someone hears research and suddenly they think high dollars and waste of resources. Most people think of it...
  • Beware of Assumptions
    August 25, 2013
    We’ve all created a persona. We spend time empathizing with this future user of our product to ensure we see the product and experience through their eyes. We think through...