Writing and Editing
I write the way I design and test—with the user in mind. Words are not useful, after all, unless people can understand them. So when I write, I keep my audience in mind. I think about what all writers think about: diction, grammar, and punctuation. But as someone who largely works in the Web world, I think of form as well. One question I always ask myself is, "Is this page of content overwhelming to read?" If it is, I organize content into manageable chunks. I utilize lists when I can, and I craft meaningful headings and titles. I think about how the content should be presented on a page, and I consider how that content could be re-purposed on another page. If content is king, as the saying goes, then form is its queen, and I try to reflect that in everything I write.
Editing is part and parcel to writing. Everyone needs an editor—even editors! And so I do the same with editing. I keep my audience in mind, and I do my best to be as clear (and as tactful) as possible.
Here are some examples of my work:
- Master's Thesis:
Religiosity and Techno-spiritual Practices of Young Adult Latter-day Saints
research proposal (308 KB) | poster presentation (PDF 549 KB)
- Collaboration on a Large-scale, Multi-touch Display: Asynchronous Interaction and Multiple-input Use (PDF 266 KB)
- Writing for the Web (PDF 3.4 MB)
- UT Libraries State of the Web
- Competitive analysis of Library Hours display (PDF 110 KB)
- UT Libraries State of the Web Report
- Habitat for Humanity Homepage Standards (PDF 781 KB)