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Stranger Than Fiction

Thank you for all of the kind words, encouragement, solidarity, and even generous gifts during the run up to my tumor removal surgery last week. I’ve just returned from my post-op appointment with my gynecologic oncologist, so I can finally share an update on my condition. Long story short: I’m “recovering like a champ” and will be able to shave a week or two off my initial recovery estimates. But the full story is much stranger. Read on if you dare – things get a little gory. A Recap: The Plan In November 2006, I had an emergency laparotomy to…

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A Lost Summer

Friends, fans, and fellow nerds: I have a sad personal announcement to make. It’s been an honor to portray Ma1nfram3 on Shadowrun: Corporate SINs these last 16 months. We recently decided that we will end our story on June 28, just a few short weeks away. It’s bittersweet, but it’s actually a great luxury to get to end the story on our own terms, and we’re grateful for this extended final run. So that’s not the sad announcement! After CorpSINs ends, the cast will be launching a 4-week miniseries called SkyWatch on HyperRPG, which is exciting news. Unfortunately, I will…

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Join me at Emerald City Comicon 2017

When I’m not designing, I’m usually performing – and as it turns out, most of my performing endeavours are pretty nerdy. As a result, I’m excited to appear in three panels – my biggest Emerald City Comicon yet! Each panel is on a different day, so there’s a great chance you can join us for one or more. THURSDAY MARCH 2: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Where No Man Has Gone Before Join us for the return of Seattle Experimental Theater’s long-running hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek series. For this performance I’ll be playing alien Leiliana –…

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Launching “Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs”

I had the extreme pleasure of debuting my interactive workshop on voice user interface design, “Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs,” at Interaction ’17 in New York this February. Following the successful launch of this workshop, I am now accepting inquiries about teaching the course in the US or abroad. It’s an excellent choice for maker groups, local design org chapters, or design and technology conferences with workshop tracks. Upcoming Appearances I’m delighted to announce the following confirmed workshop events in 2017 – stay tuned for additional announcements coming soon. EuroIA (Stockholm, Sweden): September 30, 2017 (half-day workshop) Webdagene (Oslo,…

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UX Rants: Facebook and Notifications

First in a series of blunt UX posts deconstructing problems with everyday scenarios. This time around? Notifications in Facebook. Notification systems are near and dear to my heart; I’ve worked in some capacity on 4 different notification systems across multiple teams. Unfortunately, Facebook is getting a bit too aggressive these days… Facebook, I get it. Folks are resistant to change. We complain every time you change a font size or add a pixel to a post box. But you’ve made some changes in the past few months that are hurting my ability and desire to interact with the app in…

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