For over 25 years I have worked with organizations to help them build software, websites, music, and other digital products that work for real people.
I’m a maker, love my craft, and enjoy working with others to realize a products vision. I have extensive international experience, working in a variety of roles, with diverse, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural teams.
Currently I am involved with a few projects:
Smartbean, educational software for iOS that aims to help children improve their English language ability by following a story focused educational curriculum.
Superlucky Elephant, a design consultancy specializing in creating simple human-centered experiences using a complete toolbox of UX methods and practices. My current focus is on advising early stage StartUps on human-centered approaches to product development and building out our children’s UX capabilities.
Sleep Tight Relax, an app for iPhone that prepares your children to drift calmly off to sleep by listening to soothing sounds, thought provoking music and rich bedtime stories.
Sleep Tight Stories, a children’s podcast which brings our listeners new and captivating bedtime stories every week.
The Positive Message Company, a father and son venture. The world could always stand to be more positive, so we started this project hoping to brighten people’s day. We started with selling designed goods at the farmers market and have started selling via the Etsy marketplace.
Previously I was the manager of experience design at NetDragon Websoft, in Fuzhou, China, where I lead the experience innovation team, helping to advance the quality of experience design at the User Experience Design Centre.
Prior to that I worked in a number of design leadership and non-leadership roles, including The Industrial Technology Research Institutes Creativity Lab where I helped create digital and physical products that allowed for greater collaboration amongst researchers, and led projects that explored an array of ambient and tangible interfaces, invisibly integrating data into people’s lives.
In a past life, I worked as a professional musician, sometimes making music, more often making noise, through-out the greater Toronto area.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Applied Art from Chiao Tung University. I also spent 3 years at Humber College of Music where I studied trumpet and jazz performance. I studied Chinese full-time at National Central University, Tsing Hua University, and privately for over 4 years.
After 20 years working in Taiwan and China I have recently returned to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where I live with my daughter and son.See what I am up to this month
我有著20年的經驗幫助各類組織製作應用、網頁、音 樂、提升使用者體驗、以及開發其他幫助人們實現其 目標的數碼產品。
我是一個製造者，我愛我的手藝，並樂於同其他人一 同努力實現產品目標。 我有著豐富經驗，能夠適應在 工作中扮演不同的角色。
我畢業於St. Francis Xavier大學音樂系，之後又去讀了Humber大學音樂表演系，通過這八年的學習，使我深具創意和想像力方面的才能。來到台灣以後，我又去了國立交通大學應用藝術研究所繼續深造，學術論文內容是關於實體介面和氛圍介面，通過進一步的學習，使我更深入的了解了當代設計與研究的發展趨勢。另外，我還曾就讀于國立中央大學華語系兩年之久，國語水平因此得到了很大的提高。
創意及藝術指導、使用者介面設計、網站開發、項目經理、寫作創新樂譜、數位攝影技巧、使用者測試(Usability test)、Persona、Scenerio、Information Architecture、Card Sorting、用戶界面設計、啟發式評估、快速原型、社交媒體、概念發展、內容管理、等等。