As a User Experience Designer, I’ve spent the last 10+ years designing medical devices and interfaces from initial concept to commercial product.

What I’ve been up to

Here you’ll find a sample of some of the projects I’ve worked on, including mobile app design, embedded UIs, and conceptual brainstorming.

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) App

Medical device app design

Render Queue

UX brainstorming for data visualization

BGM with Insulin Coaching

Embedded UI design

Diabetes Manager App

Mobile app design

Where I’ve worked and what I’ve done

No pretty pictures here, but there are some nice round bullet points.

Wireframes, Prototypes, Documentation, Oh My

UX design can be difficult to explain because the process, deliverables, and end result can vary greatly from project to project.

Research

Market research and user research are key, unless you already know everything about everything. I don’t.

Brainstorming

It all starts with an idea. Or lots of ideas, often sketched on whiteboards and/or Post-it® notes.

Iteration

Design isn’t magic, so things don’t just appear. Design, test, improve, repeat. Magic wand sold separately.

Mockups & Prototypes

Whatever you call them, these help bring concepts to life before committing to a final design.

Documentation

It’s not the most exciting part, but a well-documented design helps everyone keep their sanity.

Final Design

All the pieces have come together to form a complete product or interface (impeccably documented, of course).

Photography

Photography is one of my favorite hobbies. It’s the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy nature.

Beyond the Resume

8 incredibly useful* facts that might be interesting. Or not. Your choice.

Outside of work I enjoy photography and softball. At any given time, there’s a good chance I have a softball bat in the trunk of my car, just because.

I can name all 50 states and their capitals (no cheating allowed). That shouldn’t be impressive, but it’s a dying skill.

I am originally from the exotic land of Minnesota. That means I measure distance in time and understand the true meaning of winter. You betcha.

As a kid, I collected M&M dispensers and business cards (weird, I know). The business cards are long gone but the M&M collection continues to grow.

I don’t drink coffee or tea. Never fear – I get ample caffeine from Diet Coke. In related news, Diet Coke is pop, not soda. See above for more information.

My favorite word is triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13. Why? Because it’s a cool word. For the record, I do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia.

I’m an avid hiker and can be found most weekends in the mountains enjoying some Type 2 fun. Bonus points for a rock scramble.

I don’t eat seafood. However, I firmly believe that cheddar goldfish crackers should be part of any well-balanced diet.

* Usefulness has not been proven.