After an extensive career in digital media production and management, I recently completed a PhD at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. I use my expertise gained through my work experience and advanced education to advise clients on digital media strategy and user experience issues. I also work as a course instructor, as well as freelance writer and photographer.
My areas of expertise:
- locative media, location-based services, and geoinformatics
- user experience of mobile and internet media
- user-centred design, usability, and accessibility
My doctoral research examined the role of mobile media in our spatial awareness. I previously studied digital media and human-computer interaction during my masters degree in communication at Royal Roads University and Humber College’s Internet Management post-graduate program. My master’s thesis examined diffusion and implementation challenges of website accessibility.
I have also been working for two years with Ontario College of Arts and Design University in Dr. Martha Ladly’s Mobile Experience Lab.
My consulting practice focuses on advising organizations on strategic and tactical issues arising from their digital media properties.
My career highlights include managing an e-Business website, developing websites with a dot.com start-up, writing online travelogues, and helping create one of the first mobile applications in Canada.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarships (doctoral & masters)
- Chancellor’s award for top performance for masters program
- Shortlisted nomination for TA teaching excellence award, University of Toronto
- Best workshop paper for Mobile Human Computer Interaction 2014 conference
- Apex awards for excellence in overall website and online annual report