—— I am a design researcher, a professional imposter, and a globetrotter. 👀
I am fascinated by people - people watching is a longtime hobby, and minding other people’s business is a skill I am trying to improve on. Don’t get me wrong - I strive for an authentic understanding of people’s behaviors, needs and contexts, to pave way for deliberate design.
I also believe that good research is communicative. Often times it is stories and numbers, sometimes it is visuals and sounds, and other times it is an encouraging silence that says - yes, I am listening, go on. Users or collaborators.
In my leisure time, you can catch me nerding out about metaphor, traveling (17 countries and 35 US states), and occasionally hosting karaoke parties.
For a professional bio, please refer to my resume.