Welcome.

I'm Matt, a UX Designer based in Durham, North Carolina who loves bringing diverse points of view to my work and communicating complex ideas through a combination of written, technical, and visual material. I enjoy the challenge of creating new and original interaction methods and pushing the envelope of design in immersive and traditional spaces.​ Feel free to look around and connect. More content coming soon.

Smart Dock Console
A web platform and desktop provisioning tool uniquely tailored to help ITDMs organize, manage, and monitor network connected docks.
Lenovo ThinkReality
Lenovo's first and second enterprise AR HMD solutions.
Lenovo Quick Clean
Desktop application designed to streamline notebook disinfection.
Dscout Missions
Mobile ethnographic research surrounding evolving work spaces, day-in-the-life product usage, and the future of personal computing.
Fluidity MR Menu
An exploration of hands-free gestural interaction techniques and the design of mixed-reality menus for virtual object manipulation.
Time Tunnel
Pagemaster VR Short
A brief hand drawn storyboard depicting the viewer and Adventure, our swashbuckling pirate-book friend.
NASA Aero Academy
Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) mobile interface system design and theoretical simulations  of an aerial mass transit system.
Pebble App Concepts
A handful of smartwatch explorations surrounding transit, health, and news.
Honda Acura Precision
HMI strategy of the center stack and dashboard screen elements, including the information architecture and interaction techniques for a myriad of applications.
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About me.

I currently work at Lenovo where I support our ThinkReality software and hardware solutions - designing natural user interfaces, exploring embodied and peripheral interaction techniques, and performing Human Factors validation studies among other activities. I'm the UX/UI design lead for a connected device management platform and dynamic telemetry dashboard. I also support a myriad of hardware accessories which often includes firmware design, print materials, and modular attachments among other things.​ During my time at Lenovo, I have led several research studies surrounding evolving work spaces, day-in-the-life product usage, and the future of personal computing.

While at Virginia Tech, I had the unique privilege of working alongside Dr. Joe Gabbard, Dr. Doug Bowman, and several others on the exploration of hand-free gestural interaction techniques and the design of mixed-reality menus. I also participated in a few passion projects and summer internships that had me working alongside veteran researchers and designers at NASA, USSOCOM, and Lextant.

Outside of the frenetic pace of work, I enjoy hitting the gym, gaming, watching a whole host of television and film, and as time permits... flexing the entrepreneurial muscles. 

3

Patents
Pending

2

Patents
under review

10+

Launched hardware
and software products

19

Citations to

publication.

UX / UI Design

Concept drafting & UI graphics   ●   Production redlining   ●   Wireframes & mockups (hardware & software)      Motion behavior definition & design Embodied interaction design (head gaze, gesture)      Peripheral interaction design (controller, phone, PC)   ●   Concept vision design and presentation

UX Research

Hardware & software usability & heuristic evaluations   ●   User testing      Global & mobile ethnography   ●   Surveying      Group-based interviews   ●   External expert review   ●   International product benchmarking   ●   Observation   ●   Archetyping   ●   A/B testing & experimental design

Tools

Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe XD, Illustrator, Premier Pro)   ●   Microsoft Office (“A PowerPoint Wizard”)    ●   Dscout   ●  Experimenting with Figma   ● Tvori Quest 2 Beta Tester

Get in touch.

Do you want to know more about me or my work?

Or do you have a cool project that you want me to dive into?

Send me an email.

E mattd90@vt.edu

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