Teaching

I am an Adjunct at Milwaukee School of Engineering and serve on the UX Department’s Industry Advisory Committee.

  • Helped create the UX Degree
  • Designed several brand new classes
  • Teach 3-5 undergraduate and graduate courses per year
  • Serve as ongoing mentor to current and previous students

Psychology of Design

This class was completely designed by me!

This course will introduce students to concepts of psychology and their application to digital design. Students will learn the basics of cognitive psychology, including concepts of perception, attention, memory, problem solving, reasoning, reading, and decision making. Students will also be introduced to some social aspects of digital behaviors, including persuasion, fear, motivation, and needs. The course will culminate in a final project or report where students demonstrate their understanding of design psychology.

Data Visualization

This class was designed by me for graduate level students.

Within this course, students learn how to visualize data to support effective decision making. Students will learn how to create visualizations and dashboards for a variety of audiences. Special attention will be paid to “telling the story” of the data in the context of a business decision/scenario. Students will learn how to evaluate the appropriate human-analytics interfaces to best support communication and interpretation of results at all organizational levels. 

Digital Portfolio

Digital portfolios are a commonly used way to express professional identity and are critical for entry into many careers. The course helps students highlight their existing work produced during the course of their studies in the UXCD program. Students will analyze and create a digital portfolio to showcase their individual skills and work. Students are expected to organize their portfolio by the core UX competencies and a specialization, if applicable. The main goal of the portfolio is to display the breadth (variety) and depth (responsibility) in each of your projects. The class will help students to build their unique personal narrative and apply it to resumes, job descriptions, elevator pitches and culminate in the creation of their portfolio.

Creative Thinking

The subject seeks a deeper understanding of the creative process by examining the nature of creativity and various competing and complimentary theories which seek to explain the nature of creativity and its origins. The course provides instruction beyond the scientific method and traditional problem solving, aiming for greater fluency in generating ideas, increased sensitivity to problems, greater intellectual flexibility, and the gaining of a broader range of new insights through an enhanced openness to experience.