Hi! My name is Amy.
I'm a User Experience Researcher and Applied Anthropologist based in Portland, OR. My work focuses on using human-centered research to generate insights for business strategy and product design. I have a deep affinity for helping organizations shape and improve experiences for real people.
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Latest Blog Posts
Photo set: Shanghai, China, June 2014
I just returned from an eight-day work trip to Shanghai, China. Luckily [...]
A collaborative photo project in visual anthropology: thoughts on process and outcome
On a recent road trip through eastern Oregon, my partner Isaac took photos of two very lovely people we met along [...]
Selling value by understanding values: advancing ethnography through client empathy
As a UX researcher, I get questions from time to time about the art, science and practice of user research from [...]
I was was born in St. Petersburg, FL, where I lived for 22 years before making my way west to Portland by way of Memphis, TN, and Central Illinois. I have never lived anywhere I've loved more than PDX!
In college, I studied abroad in London, England; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; and Salamanca, Spain.
I'm a foodie! There, I said it.
I play kickball and am a solid left-fielder with a surprise boot.
I have four cats: Albert, Ernest, Adonis and Snowball.
My top three favorite movies: The Godfather, Office Space and Dumb & Dumber.