About

I've been designing Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) since 1999.  I started out at Nuance Communications, designing IVRs for banks, airlines, healthcare companies, and more.  I next spent time at Tellme / Microsoft working on Ford SYNC.

As the first non-founding employee at Volio, I helped build a conversational iPad app that has Esquire Magazine’s style columnist advise users on what they should wear on a first date. 

Currently, I'm Director of User Experience at Sensely.  We have a virtual nurse avatar who helps patients with chronic health conditions.

I have a BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University.

My O'Reilly book, Designing Voice User Interfaces, was published in December 2016.