At UCSD I majored in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction. This was a project intense program, of which was focused on the end user. The projects were both individual and group projects and ranged from website redesign to designing the landscape of a physical location to better accommodate educational tours.
Through my education, I have been trained in several methods of design problem identifying and solving. In problem finding, I've used ethnography, user interviews, contextual interviews, and affinity diagrams. From the data gathered, I've built user personas and requirements lists and then storyboards, and wire frames. Most of the times my wire frames start as sketches and then are built up in XHTML and CSS. From the wire frames, come my final products.
Before UCSD I was an IT2 in the U.S. Navy. I was the supervisor of the Joint Message Center, which was responsible for processing all the incoming and outgoing messages from the ship. The responsibility of the outgoing messages consisted of making sure the messages are in the correct format, but also in a timely manner. For incoming messages that required special handling, including personal for messages to the commanding officer, executive officer and the chaplain. I was also responsible for the cleanliness of the space from deck (floor) to overhead (ceiling).
I enjoy eating both home cooked meals and dining at the many fine restaurants that this great city has to offer. I grew up in Salem, Oregon and my family still lives up there. I am an avid sports fan, I love football (college and pro), and baseball. I enjoy playing football and going snowboarding at the mountains my location offer. Traveling is a big hobby of mine, That was my favorite part of being in the Navy, and I haven't been able to stop traveling yet. My last adventure brought me to Paris and the south of France.