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Hello!

I'm Samuel, a UX designer and engineer with a passion for solving hard problems and making lives better. Some of my areas of interest are: healthcare, education, visualizations, AR/VR, and interaction design. I’m learning first-hand about user-centered and evidence-based design and I look forward to translating those skills to other exciting challenges!

Work
Floating Doctors Visualization Application Screen

Floating Doctors:

A visualization of multivariate medical patient data.

kEMStree Application Logo Screen

kEMStree:

A virtual reality educational game with electronic muscle stimulation force feedback.

S-Airplane Prototype Screenshot

S-Airplane:

A wrist-wearable using visual and haptic feedback for hearing-impaired travelers.

Memory Mobile Application Home Screen

Memory:

An application to support caregivers of people with memory loss.

Healthcare Design Educational App Screen

ICU Education:

An augmented reality application to enhance family-clinician communication in hospital ICUs.

US Army Logo

US Army PKI:

Projects relating to developing and maintaining US Army PKI architecture.

Résumé Overview
Work Experience
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2015 - Present | Atlanta, GA
Developing SimPy simulation to model decision-making and navigation in ship scenarios.
Co-developed a computational model for measuring skill decay in organizational design teams, including literature review and digital tool creation.
Conducted user research and designed experiment to model how strain among hand tools affects fatigue.


Draper
HCI Group - Graduate Student Intern
Summer 2016 | Cambridge, MA
Worked on immersive situational awareness project by contributing to driving simulation development and demo, design sessions, and user testing.


U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
Computer Scientist
Jul 2012 - Jul 2015 | Fort Huachuca, AZ
Developed Python application to automate production of configuration files.
Created various technical guidance for Army certification authority infrastructure.
Built web server for hosting critical files for cryptographic logon procedure.


Education
Georgia Institute of Technology
MS in Human-Computer Interaction
2015 - Present | Atlanta, GA


Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Computer Science
2008 - 2012 | Pittsburgh, PA


Skills and Tools
Framer, Sketch, Balsamiq, Unity3D, KiCad, Arduino
HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, D3, React
Python, C#, Swift, Java, C
User research, usability testing, affinity mapping


About Me
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Initially trained as a computer scientist, I worked three years for the U.S. Army as a recipient of the Department of Defense-funded Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship. I embarked on my HCI journey shortly after discovering that I really wanted to understand people and their problems, and find new ways to improve their lives.

I am passionate about healthcare design and assistive technologies. I want to build products that help people when they are at their weakest. I love brainstorming issues, working with others, and building a solution together that allows technology to integrate into and enhance people's lives.

Currently, I am pursuing a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

When not working, I enjoy playing board games, making music, playing basketball, writing, making YouTube videos, and learning about anything else that interests me.

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