Faculty, University of Washington
Courses Taught:

Masters Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • HCID 511 Ideation Studio
  • HCID 521 Prototyping Studio
  • HCID 510 Design of Interactive Systems
  • HCID 598 Portfolio Design
  • HCID 590 Design, Use, Build Seminar
  • HCID 541 Masters Capstone
Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • HCDE 492 Senior Capstone
  • HCDE 593 Masters Capstone
Division of Design
  • DES 385 Design, Innovation & Society
  • DES 386 Visual Storytelling
  • DES 495 Internship



2015-2017 I served on the full-time faculty teaching in the Division of Design at the University of Washington where I focused primarily on teaching graduate students in the premier MHCID (Masters in Human Computer Interaction and Design Program). During the one year instense masters program, I was the graduate students main instructor, leading them through a full cycle of design thinking curriculum that culminated in a commercially sponsored capstone project. I’ve also served on the admissions and executive committees for MHCID.
The university classes I teach are primarily studio in nature and project based drawing on my years of commercial experience as a designer and practice director. Classes generally involve students following user-centered design processes and cover research, ideation, prototyping and testing. At the university and off campus, I also offer lecture courses and independent study classes/sessions centered around cross-cultural visual communication and interdisciplinary ideation.
Teaching is a tremendous privilige and responsibility and one of my favorite things to do; there are few things in life which are more satisfying than sharing the knowledge one has gained through the years with newer practitioners eager to enter the design space.

Commercial design and UX life can be overwhelming for newer practitioners, and I delight in helping make sense of the broad discipline and helping map to the skills and goals of an individual.

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