User Experience Team Lead, Social Security Administration
After my graduate degree in Human Computer Interaction, I have been working in the government UX field for 13 years, 3 as a contractor and the rest as a full time employee. I have led multiple efforts at SSA in bringing the User Experience Group and the User Centered Design Processes we follow into whatever new world we’re thrown into. A few years ago, it was Agile, and I led the process change in order to best fit UCD into the Agile processes. A couple years ago, it was Product and we had a new challenge of fitting those same UCD activities into a higher level process that might not start with a micro-vision of what to build. Recently, I have been interested in learning how to help move the SSA organization into a CX-focused organization.