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Sensors woven into any normal commercial fabric by any manufacturer + attached Bluetooth dongle facilitate control of phone features e.g., texts, calls, listening to podcasts or music.

Swipe your cuff one way and a text is read to you. Another way and a streaming song is skipped. Or whatever gestures you want.


Led user experience research explorations of an enterprise application. Named on a related technology patent.

Implemented gesture testing among walking/talking Google employees to capture device sensitivity metrics.

Fishfood participant


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Presence/gesture recognition creates a touchless interface on Google smartphones. 

Turns out that applying this technology to this use case overlaps with privacy issues if not handled with care. Tech should be developed in alignment with expectations in real life: users and their contexts.



Conducted an end-to-end behavioral study series among Google employees that utilized 3D-printed smartphones, with follow-up interviews.

Generated a detailed conceptual use framework for radar-embedded mobile interfaces. 

These were the first User Experience Research findings for Project Soli.

Touchless gesture tech launched on Google Pixel 4.



Samsung Milk Music was a radio streaming service with a gorgeous and enticing user interface developed in startup mode and later intended exclusively for Samsung mobile devices. The service pivoted to managing other streaming music apps and then was dropped entirely by Samsung.

It's a long yet informative and gripping tale.



Sole UX researcher conducting exploratory to late-stage formative research on music enthusiasts'  fundamental values and resulting behaviors to deliver useful, usable, and delightful music experiences.

Close alignment with product management and design teams. Ensuring excellent FTUE + forever happiness.

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Bill Gates wanted to show off a natural user interface using the Microsoft operating system at the Consumer Electronics Show. The inner technology was being invented at Microsoft Research and university labs.

The first prototype was a repurposed IKEA coffee table.

The use cases were fever dreams that went from Direct to Consumer, to Enterprise in Consumer settings. TV weather and election maps use this technology today.


Led the first multi-phase consumer ethnography to investigate US home adoption of a Natural User Interface entertainment device.
Data collection household and 1:1 interviews, semantic testing, user's mapping their home activity patterns, home tour interviews, lab product demo sessions streamed to the team, and dense foam form factor evaluation.

  • Led to a business model and product pivot - a win for generative research​​

  • Software and hardware development requirements and use cases

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