- I’m a user experience (UX) designer with 20 years experience designing software, and there’s plenty more about that over here.
- Speaking at conferences is something I love doing. God knows I’ve got enough opinions about designing interfaces.
- My Dad gave me my first computer in 1979, I got my first email account in 1991, and I whacked together my first primitive HTML page back in 1993.
- I studied painting & design at Virginia Commonwealth University, and helped found the virtual reality lab there back in 1992.
- I’ve been a Buddhist since 1996, I try to meditate daily, and I volunteer much of my free time to help organise meditation courses, and create posters, flyers and websites.
- I almost always have a camera with me. I blog (sporadically) about photography at mattshoots.com, I once shot a polaroid almost every day for a year, and I entertain myself on public transport by shooting commuters.
- I was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in Canberra, so I have two passports, American and Australian.
- I’m bilingual, against all of my expectations. I’d have to be pretty damned lazy to have lived in Germany for 10 years and not learned the language.
- I’ve moved so many times I almost don’t know what roots are. From July 2013 I’ll be living in London, with plans to stay.
- Every day I’m surprised by how difficult to use most software and web sites are, and how easy it would be to improve them.
Enough about me, tell me about yourself. Drop me a note over on the contact page and let me know who you are, where you’ve been, and what surprises you every day.