Portrait of Joey

Josephine Hoy

I'm a graduate student of Human-Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I focus on Human-Computer Interaction, social anthropology of technology, and community-centered design.

My research and design interests include: ethical and value-driven design of algorithms and machine learning, speculative design, and meaningful frictions that engender learing and development.

Professional memberships and codes of ethics: ACM

I believe in making things that matter.

User-experience is in the implementation, but not solely in the implementation. It's also in the business model, the product requirements, the feature definitions, and the backlog prioritization.

Data marks the spot, but intuition is a map.

Software is most powerful and engaging when it's designed to strengthen human connections.

Accessibility is a requirement. Period.

It is just as exhilarating to be able to solve known problems as it is to engineer a future that we haven't even imagined yet (put less diplomatically: there is no such thing as boring software, only boring people).

I collaborate with great teams.

I'm currently a member of the Hands-Free Design team at Amazon Creative Services. Between that and my personal projects, I'm pretty busy and fulfilled.

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