Jenny (she/her) is a user experience design specialist who values inclusive, accessible and thoughtful design.

She currently works as the Product Design Lead at Higi, a healthcare startup whose mission is to make healthcare more accessible. She and her team bring the best possible experience to the millions of consumers that use Higi’s smart health kiosks, website, and mobile application.

Jenny lives in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When not designing digital products, you can find her at the local pottery studio, biking to the beach, or growing fresh veggies in the garden.

Skills

Expertise

  • User-centered design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Iterative design
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Accessibility - WCAG 2.1

Methods

  • Prototyping
  • User Research
  • User Journeys
  • Wireframes
  • Process flows

Experience

Product Design Lead

Higi, Chicago, Il.

2018- present

 

Senior User Experience Designer

Saggezza, Chicago, Il. 

2017-2018

Quotes to design by

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – FRED ROGERS

“Accessible design is good design…” – STEVE BALLMER

“Science converts information into knowledge; Engineering converts knowledge into utility; Design converts utility into cultural behavior and context; and Art takes that context and questions our perception of the world”. – NERI OXMAN

Research Publications

Interactive Technologies Designed for Children with Autism: Reports of Use and Desires from Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Putnam, Cynthia & Hanschke, Christina & Todd, Jennifer & Gemmell, Jonathan & Kollia, Mia. (2019). Interactive Technologies Designed for Children with Autism: Reports of Use and Desires from Parents, Teachers, and Therapists. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 12. 1-37. 10.1145/3342285.

https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3342285

View paper

Education

Master’s of Science, Human Computer Interaction

DePaul University, 2017

 

Bachelor of Design, Architecture

University of Florida, 2012

View Architecture Portfolio

Off the Clock

I’m passionate about helping up and coming designers gain knowledge and experience. I’ve been a repeat guest speaker at DePaul University to talk about working in the User Experience field, and mentor designers with the ins-and-outs of the field.