Throughout my professional journey, I’ve sought out ways to hone my skills and understanding, beyond what just project work can provide. Whether it’s formal education, workshops or literature, I stay on top of user experience and digital world as much as possible.
Master’s Degree: User Experience Design
What it was: 2 year, 6 semester online program through Kent State University
How I did: 4.0 grade point average all semesters
- LUMEN model (Learn, Understand, iMagine, Evaluate, iNform)
- User Experience Principles and Concepts
- User Experience in Practice
- Researching User Experience
- Information Architecture
- Content Strategy
- Knowledge Organization Systems
- Information Technologies
Examples of my work done throughout this program are well represented in this overall portfolio.
Recent Educational Pursuits
- Communicating the Value & Strategic Relevance of Design (by Travis J. Brown, MBA, PhD)
- What it was: Daylong DMI workshop in Chicago with UX peers
- When it took place: December 6, 2019
- Introduction to Human-Centered Design (by +ACUMEN)
- What it was: Online course including team activities, focused on IDEO’s human-centered design process
- When it took place: 9 weeks (September-November 2019)
One More Thing…
In 1997, I crafted a research paper for a History of the Crusades class. My professor was so impressed with it that he submitted it to ORB (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies), a resource repository for medieval history.
I was and still am deeply proud that a work of mine was submitted, then referenced by many scholars. I managed to salvage it before the website went down, and share it here:
The Rule of St. Benedict Compared with the Rule of the Templars