Understanding the psychology behind the way people use systems (especially through interfaces) attracts me to digital product design.
But it’s not the delightful products that inspire me—
watching people experience unusable processes and systems engages me to imagine how they can be better.
Early hobbies led me to design
Some of my earliest hobbies were just product design in disguise:
from doodling highrise floorplans and city street grids,
to observing how people use self-checkout stands and car infotainment systems,
a yeung Tate was intrigued by the ways that people used systems and enjoyed reimagining them.
That attraction has evolved into the design thinking I wield today and grown into my inclination for product design.
Outside of product design
I'm stimulated by novelty...
Some of my favorites:
Other aesthetic practices I enjoy:
information design (especially cartography)
Scenic views are treasured places where I reflect
skylines of cities,
and Morro Rock
are some favorites.
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