Hey, I'm Alea.
I am a designer who is currently really interested in transition design and how we can use design to make our world more responsible, ethical, and sustainable.
I'm also a corgi mom, an artist, an avid reader, and an award winning chef - Seattle Times Pantry Challenge.
I am currently designing conversations at Best Buy.
A little about me.
I am an experienced designer with a Masters in Human Computer Interaction Design and 4 years of work experience. My favorite part of the design process is ideation; I love creative problem solving and leading brainstorming sessions among groups of designers.
My personal design perspective focuses on responsibility and ethics to create products. I believe that designers bear significant responsibility in our modern world, and my user-focused viewpoint puts people first, thinking about their wants and needs and how we can incorporate them in sustainable ways. I began my career working in the non-profit sector, so ethics and “doing good” has always been important to me. My goal is to become a leader to help make design a more responsible field. In my free time I like to read, cook, eat, craft, do art, scuba dive, and travel.
My Code of Ethics
Here are a few of the ethical standards I hold myself accountable for. I believe that we, as humans and design/technology professionals, have immense potential to impact the world. I'd like to spend my time attempting to make things a little better.
“No one understands the powerful mechanism behind these manipulations better than design professionals, and we have the creativity and persuasiveness to make a positive change. We must act, be heard… and sometimes simply say no by designing a better yes” (Berman, D., 2009, pp.147-149).