+ New Product Development + Interaction Design + Industrial Design
I am a technology strategist, business professional and research specialist with experience in managing cross-functioning teams and developing rich media applications. I blend a broad range of expertise in the fields of interaction design and industrial design as well as project management, new product development and information architecture for a wide variety of business applications, products/services and online web experiences. Previous experience with creative start-ups, national sports marketing, banking, real estate and adaptive design firms including a diverse range of work with non-profit organizations, international pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and healthcare firms.
North Carolina State University, College of Design, 2018 –
Student Practitioner – Doctor of Design
Researching areas of Augmented AI, Empathic Machine Learning, Explainable AI and Understandable AI. I’m interested in the inclusion of Design methodology processes and ethical frameworks within self-managed, “flexible” cyber-physical software systems, which utilize IoT/IoE and big data. Examining the impact of close interactions between people and emerging technology by determining how can empathy, trust and decision making processes be influenced when working with systems/frameworks that integrate and leverage intelligent agents such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
North Carolina State University, Department of Public Administration, 2013
Institute for Nonprofits Certificate Program; Concentrations: Nonprofit Management, Service Design, Social Entrepreneurship
North Carolina State University, College of Management, 2003 – 2005
MBA, Master of Business Administration, Product/Technology Innovation Management & Marketing
North Carolina State University, College of Design, 1991 – 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design in Industrial Design, Cum Laude
Concentrations: Product Design, Interactive Media, User Interface Design and Universal Design
Start-ups, Non-profits, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Brand Development, Design Management, Service Design, Art Direction, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Web Analytics, Online Advertising, Exhibit Design, Scientific Visualization, 3D Printing, Prototype Development, Fabrication and Electronics