This blog is meant as a record of my time in the Masters of Human Computer Interaction program at Carnegie Mellon.  Its a way of keep friends and family updated on what I’m doing as well as a notebook for me to organize and record my thoughts and experiences.

Prior to coming Carnegie Mellon I worked as a (mostly front-end) web developer, first at an internet consultancy called Viant, then as a consultant/contractor for Merck.  I’ve been interested in issues of Interaction Design, Usability, and Human Computer Interaction for a long time.  When I graduated with a Computer Science degree in 2000, getting paid to work as a “Creative Developer” seemed like the best way to pursue this interest.  While I did have the chance to do some interface design work professionally, eventually I felt that I wasn’t really learning what I wanted to know and that it was time to forgo my paycheck and pursue that HCI degree that I had been thinking about for years.

If you would like to learn more about my work, my resume and portfolio are available at