Currently I lead UX & UI work at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and teach interactive and information design at Northeastern University. Previously, I co-owned Nimble Partners, a UX design consulting firm.
Integrating the DataTags classification system into the Dataverse digital archive platform
User research and recommendations for facilitating large document set text analysis for researchers using the Consilience web app
Defining content and structure for a custom Home page and supporting sites for Harvard Dataverse
Students observe interactions and information needs in a public space and design ways to improve them.
Shown: "MFan" concept for enhancing a visit to Boston's MFA, by Matt Salerno
Students work with datasets to find insights and design visual data stories.
Shown: Evolution of Female Participation in the Summer Olympics by Natasha Taylor
Students learn interaction design principles through project work. They conduct user research and develop a concept for a responsive web application, including html/css coding and UI design.
Shown: Memory Box by Tia Thompson
I co-wrote "Visual Usability: Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications" to help web application designers and developers understand visual interface characteristics and how to make them appeal to, communicate with, and work successfully for people. Published in English and Chinese.
My co-author and I have presented professional workshops based on the principles in the book at the International UXPA conference and to Boston CHI.