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The Agency

Hi, I’m Elizabeth. I’m a UX designer living in the southwest. My current research is in cognitive engineering and virtual reality.

June 9, 2017

An Introduction to GOMS

Odds are with user testing, you’re doing it wrong. Eye tracking? Based on pure conjecture. Focus group testing? To easy influenced by outside variables. User surveys? Purely subjective and descriptive

April 6, 2016

Goal framing adherence on activity trackers (Part 1)

As part of research, I am particularly interested in adherence to weight loss plans wearable technology devices. I will break this research down into three parts, the first focusing on goal framing.

March 23, 2016

Is safe driving technology actually safer?

Does safe driving technology make an operator more alert? New cars are now adorned with a multitude of technological bells and whistles.

February 23, 2016

Universal design for autism

Population diversity presents many challenges when developing systems that are available for use to ALL audiences.

February 5, 2016

The interaction cost of change blindness

Change blindness is defined as the inability to detect changes to one’s environment.

February 5, 2016

Objective-based design

Usability guru, Don Norman, has a great list called “The Seven Stages of Action” that describes the psychology behind how an individual preforms a task.