I was doing UX design before I knew what it was.
As a student of architecture and urban design, I did extensive research into how information and technology have always shaped the city. A thesis on the new societal role of map-making and map-editing through technology led me to a job as a one-man design department at a startup called DXY Solutions, where I spent two great years teaching myself how to apply the lessons of architecture school to digital environments.
Thinking about UX like an architect means that I’m constantly reconsidering conventional wisdom. I love untangling tricky, idiosyncratic problems and making complicated information seem intuitive.