Melanie wants to make a meaningful difference in the way humans engage with technology. She exercises her powers of observation and empathy to advocate for users, one design decision at a time. After earning her bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Melanie spent 5 years helping children with Autism and their families identify and achieve educational and developmental goals. Now, she is applying her experience and continuing her education with a master's in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington.
When she's not heads-down analyzing data from the latest study, Melanie likes to identify species of birds, speculate about what people will be wearing in the future, and make plans to adopt a greyhound.
Bill Buxton. Bill Nye. Beyoncé.
Cause that means the most to you
The education and empowerment of women
What you ultimately want to accomplish
Ditching my ego to become the best listener possible
Feelings are facts.
Your idea of happiness
The 1,000 layer french toast at Row House
Favorite place in the world
Sitting by the canal in Fremont
Can't live without
8 hours of sleep
Invisibilia is about human behavior and the invisible forces that influence it. I can't wait for more episodes to come out.
What have you learned
Research is fun.
It may surprise you
When I pop out from a cabinet
Alternative universe career
In another universe, I am a landscape architect.