I am a cognitive scientist interested in human-computer interaction. I studied computer engineering and linguistics before graduating from Brown with a Masters in computer science and a PhD in cognitive science.
I am interested in how the study of cognition can inform interface and visualization design. My dissertation explored how people think about cause and effect, and much of my research intends to translate principles of the mind to guidelines for human-computer interaction — my work echos the belief that a more scientific understanding of intuition will lead to more intuitive software.
Currently I am teaching a graduate seminar on data visualization at UMass Dartmouth. Recently I have become interested in toolsmithing for the digital artist, and am now developing a series of applications for creative writers and recreational coders. You can reach me through email, github & mendeley.