My original area of interest for my undergraduate Computer Science degree was broadly defined as web-enabled applications. After taking graduate courses in Hypertext and Structures of Interactive Information, I found myself very interested in user interfaces and principles of design. There is a world of bad design out there; frankly, it turns users off to things that could very well broaden their horizons and enhance their quality of life.
My current area of research is centered around adaptive hypermedia as a basis for information discovery. I am working on building a typed interactive metadata system inside combinFormation. I recently developed an interface for a system called Woezo that allows international students to quickly and easily browse the social and cultural experiences of other international students to help share these experiences and help reduce culture shock.