I’m a Human Factors Engineer / User Researcher. I’ve got a PhD focusing on Human Factors & Cognitive Systems and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

I improve processes, products, and services using a balance of quantitative and qualitative analysis. I believe that everything we do quantitatively, we do for qualitative reasons. I want to build pro-social products and services that are a joy to use and and improve users’ lives, even if only in a small way.

About Eccentric Cog:

Eccentric Cog is a space to share and analyze interesting research, news, and pop-culture from a human factors perspective, with the intent to provide a casual level of shop-talk that is equally accessible and engaging for all.

Human factors is the story of the human in the system: our lives in an increasingly complex world.

Why “Eccentric Cog”?

An eccentric cog is a tool for translating rotational motion into linear motion. It’s accomplished by mounting an off-center connection to a gear. In my experience, the best  observations come from a little off-center and these cognitions can provide a truly unique drive.