WHAT I DO
User driven functionality, experience design planning, team leadership and process design.
Defining and designing UX/VX architecture for applications, mobile and desktop products.
For a while (10 years) I led IF/THEN, a design studio I co-founded in Seattle. After serving as Creative Director for Deloitte Digital's Seattle office, I joined Microsoft as Design Director for Maps and People teams, and headed the Communications and People family of products as Creative Director. Following this, I led the Mixed Reality Studio Avatars Creative team, UX/VX/Art, expanding identity representation, driving connections between people, work and social experiences in Mixed Reality and traditional contexts.
Currently I lead the Seattle UX/UI team at Sonos as the Senior Design UX Manager.
Office Secure Score
In the process of further bolstering the security of the Office package, the team had an insight and an actionable idea: combine the act of securing your installation with a clear report of your usage and show how your security score stacks up against other similarly situated companies.
Secure Score would help organizations:
→ Report on the current state of the organization’s security posture.
→ Improve their security by providing discoverability, visibility, guidance, and control.
→ Compare with benchmarks and establish key performance indicators (KPIs).
→ Help stakeholders and organizations make key security-related decisions.
The right approach was a series of co-design sessions with the client, starting with a concentrated data and problem intake, followed by sketching, brainstorming and ideation. We made a data backed internal selection of the right interactions and info display patterns, which was pitched to stakeholders in a user-centric design workshop.
We produced a wide range of solutions from which we narrowed down to the right mix of interaction and data visualization, which was then coded responsively using the Angular framework for delivery.
I led the pitch, product strategy UI/UX design, testing and client delivery of the final coded product. The work was produced with another UX designer and a developer partner.
The Secure Score feature launched in 2016 and was adopted as a default feature in the Microsoft Office offer suite.
Complete process case-study available