I lead the User Experience Strategy team at Aten Design Group. Aten is a digital strategy, design and development agency that works with cause-driven organizations to build websites and web applications. As the Director of Digital Strategy, I assist with interpreting user needs, strategic objectives, and content to create digital experiences that support findability and user-centered design. We believe a web experience expands beyond content on a page to a conversation between the viewer and the content owner. Understanding user’s needs before a first interaction is key, so I focus on both discovery and information architecture.
I've had the great opportunity to work with inspiring organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Stanford University, the World Wildlife Fund, and Richland Library in South Carolina to create systems that focus on the user and further the organization’s goals. I often speak at conferences such as eduWeb, Design4Drupal, SLA events, DrupalCon and the University of Illinois WebCon.