Most importantly, I strive to understand people’s relationship(s) with technology in order to inform meaningful decisions relating to interface design & software development. I excel at research and enjoy finding out the attitudes and motivations people have for using technology.
I’m a trained anthropologist, having worked with Indigenous communities across Canada and in Papua New Guinea. I have worked on projects relating to language revitalization for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation, Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Society), and for the Kala speaking villages of Papua New Guinea. From developing an augmented reality storybook to making an online environmental encyclopedia, all of my projects in some way have dealt with tailoring technology to a community’s specific needs. I take pride in clearly and effectively communicating the results of my research.