Outside of work, I co-edit and publish a magazine called The Antelope: A Journal of Oral History and Mayhem and am a senior editor for Narrative magazine. I host a weekly radio show on IBM Community Radio with eclectic music around a central theme, occasional interviews, and lots of vintage radio advertisements.
As a former archivist, I am always reading and I love finding concepts or approaches that can better inform my design practice. I even kept a goofy and short-lived blog of the experience (Cyborg Book Club) while working on the AustKin Project in 2014. Here are some of my current picks:
I’m interested in the intersections of design research and cryptography, new metrics for tracking qualitative user data, systems thinking, global compliance issues around user research, and the ways workplace or occupational humor can inform ethnographic data sets. I’m always looking to improve or grow our approach, so feel free to get in touch via LinkedIn to geek out about ethnography or cross-pollinate ideas.