Writing

Sometimes I write things that end up other places aside from this website. You can find them all here!

July 2017
Why inclusive design isn't just for designers
The Poughkeepsie Journal
A short piece I wrote as a contribution to the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup's #techforall column in the Poughkeepsie Journal. It was intended for a large, non-techical, audience to help them better understand the importance of design and accessibility in their lives.

July 2017
The Problem with Generic Website Builders — and Why Custom Websites are Worth It
In 2017, there is a plethora of free website builders, themes, and templates you can use to create a website “in minutes!” The truth is that the results of these tools are rarely sustainable in the long term — and may be sending the wrong message to your end user.

August 2016
Interview with Shauna Keating, Digital Artist and Inclusive Design Advocate
After speaking at the New York Accessibility Meetup in July, I did an interview with one of the meetup's organizing companies, Equal Entry.

July 2016
Inclusive Design for User Interface
Blog post I wrote for the company I work for about my research in universal design concepts applied to user interface.

June 2016
Shauna's Top 6 Smashing Conf Talks
I attended Smashing Conf this year, and did a blog post highlighting the talks I found the most interesting.

March 2016
Community Engagement and Design
Article I wrote for the Evolving Media blog about my story of how I grew as a designer while in college by getting involved in things outside of course work.

Speaking

I am trying to make the world a better place by sharing my philosophy behind my design process. So far, a lot of it has been focused on acessibility and inclusive design applied to UI/UX, but if you have something in mind for an event, feel free to contact me.

October 12-14, 2018
Emcee 
Catskills Conference 
@ the Ashokan Center | Olivebridge, NY

September 25, 2018
Panel Moderator  
World Interaction Design Day, presented by AIGA Upstate NY
@ CO. Rhinebeck, NY

September 22, 2018
Emcee 
Get Worked Up: AIGA Upstate NY Student Conference
@ SUNY Oswego Metro Center | Syracuse, NY

April 14, 2018
How to join the tech industry (without losing your mind in the process)
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center | Charlottesville, VA
Hacking Diversity - Keynote Presentation

April 13, 2018
A Universal Language: Inclusive Design
Welcome Gallery | Charlottesville, VA
Tom Tom Founder's Festival 

November 9, 2017
How I got into UX: my journey from fine art, design, and development
@ Enable Labs | Troy, NY
AlbanyUX Meetup : World Usability Day Lightning Talks: How I Got Into UX

November 7, 2017
Panelist
@ IBM Poughkeepsie | Poughkeepsie, NY
Hudson Valley Women's Technical Nite Out

November 4, 2017
Community Engagement for Emerging Designers
@ SUNY Oswego Metro Center | Syracuse, NY
Get Worked Up: AIGA Upstate NY Student Conference

October 13-15, 2017
Emcee 
Catskills Conference 
@ the Ashokan Center | Olivebridge, NY

April 19, 2017
Public Spirit: a panel discussion on the social impact of design
@ SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz Design Week Workshop

April 18, 2017
Enabling Engagement with Inclusive Design
@ SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz Design Week Workshop
(View the Slides Here)

March 7, 2017
Moonfarmer Brand Launch Presentation
@ Senate Garage
Hudson Valley Tech Meetup

October 21, 2016
Why Accessibility is Important
@ The Ashokan Center
Catskills Conference Lightning Talks

September 21, 2016 
Inclusive Design for User Interface
Rhinecliff Chamber of Commerce
Meetup Information

August 23, 2016
Inclusive Design for User Interface
Hudson Valley Tech Meetup 
SUNY Orange | Newburgh, NY
Video | Meetup Information

August 2, 2016
Inclusive Design for User Interface
New York Accessibility Meetup (a11y nyc)
@ thoughtbot
Video | Meetup Information

June 25, 2016
Inclusive Design for User Interface

A Day of Women in Tech
@ SUNY Ulster
Meetup Information

April 1, 2016
Community Engagement and Design

SUNY New Paltz Design Week
@ SUNY New Paltz
Meetup Information