Hi!

I'm Cathy, a UX designer and developer focused on prototyping, interaction design, information architecture, and UX education. I'm passionate about distilling problems down to their essence and building solutions with legs, faces, and charming personalities.

I currently work at Epic, where I am a UX designer and prototyper developing powerful enterprise software used by the most respected medical systems in the world. Previously I've worked at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Compuware, and Condé Nast Digital.

I have a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction and bachelor's degree in Screen Arts and Cultures, both from the University of Michigan, where in and amongst the schoolwork I ran the university's humor magazine and earned an unaccredited degree in whimsy.

I like dogs, picture of dogs, podcasts, comedy, and writing entertaining emails.

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Contrast Buddy

A playful and questionably useful color analysis tool.

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Movie List

A personal web app for tracking movies using Angular.js and the Movie Database API.

This Is My Son Podcast Feeder

A lightweight PHP app that reads podcast RSS feed XML and spits out a website.

Résumé

Epic Systems

User Experience Designer & Developer

3.5 years

  • Work closely with development teams on primary care and physician billing software to design new user interfaces and improve existing ones
  • Collaborate with designers, physicians, and other subject matter experts to create and refine a design language that will support patient safety and ease of use in varied, complex user contexts
  • Lead weekly studio hours to encourage collaboration between a small, distributed team of designers
  • Created and actively maintain an HTML rapid prototyping framework used to develop a new style guide website
  • Developed an A/B testing and survey tool, a web application for organizing a massive icon library, and various small tools for improving designer efficiency
  • Regularly teach courses such as Introduction to User-Centered Design and Introduction to Aesthetics to developers and QA

University of Michigan School of Information

M.S.I., Human-Computer Interaction

2 years

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Mobile Content Developer

6 months

Developed a Drupal-based responsive website for creating, managing, and using custom museum tours, which included interactive SVG maps for wayfinding

Compuware Ventures

User Experience Intern

4 months

Designed interfaces, implemented CSS, created graphics, and participated in the interaction design for an online video startup at Compuware's startup incubator.

University of Michigan

B.A., Screen Arts & Cultures

4 years

Condé Nast Digital

Intern

3 months

Created metadata for Epicurious's videos, did a competitive analysis for Concierge, updated podcasts on iTunes and Sony Trebuchet, created a cultural calendar, sat in on editorial meetings.

Gargoyle Humor Magazine

Editor-in-Chief

4 years

Led the university's humor magazine for 2 years, preceded by a year as the Art Director and a year as a staffer.