Hello, world!


I am a design educator currently teaching visual communication and digital storytelling courses in a digital media program delivered asynchronously online.

My work is primarily at the intersection of rich multimedia content, storytelling and interactivity – second screen TV experiences, tablet publications and interactive, educational experiences.

CORE SKILLS

My work falls into three fields:


STORYTELLING

Whether I am guiding audiences through a story or trying to understand users and communicate their needs, immersive reporting and storytelling are my essential craft.

USER-CENTERED DESIGN

From developing hands-on lessons to designing and testing interfaces, an iterative, user-centered design process drives my work.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Effective teaching requires problem-solving and an iterative, user-centered design process. In my online and on campus classes, I design and develop course content and interaction based on learners' goals and abilities.

Résumé


In addition to teaching as an Instructor of Journalism at Ball State University, I also work for these groups:

DIGITAL PUBLISHING STUDIO

    As assistant director, I guide student project teams in conceptualizing, designing and building interactive content-rich tablet publications.
    VISIT SITE

DIGITAL MEDIA MINOR

I develop and teach courses for the Digital Media Minor, an interdisciplinary program that values design thinking, digital storytelling and emerging technologies.
VISIT SITE


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COURSES


The courses I teach focus on design thinking, visual communications and user-centered design. Learn more about some of the courses I currently teach:

Portfolio


Some of my work outside of the classroom:

  • All
  • UX/UI
  • User Research + Testing
  • Digital Publishing
Know Your Dinos Product Vision, UX/UI Design
Ball State Athletics App Redesign UX/UI Design, Visual Communications
CCIM Annual Report Tablet Design/Content Strategy
Curios Museum CMS UX/UI Design, IA, Mobile
Screenshots App Second Screen, Tablet, UX/UI
Splatzz iTV, Graphic Design, Project Management
iBeacon Design Principles Study User Research, Interviews, Discovery
Non-Profit Work Web Design, Wordpress Development
Intern Management Concept User Research, Usability Testing, Contextual Interviewing, Modelling
Debate 2012 User Experience Design
blend magazine
Blend Magazine Writing, editing, design, web content

Contact


Have questions? Want to work on a project? Let me know!