A little more about Grace

My venture into User Experience began in my high school Chinese language class. This was in the late 1990s and my teacher voluntold me to create a website for the Chinese language class. Armed with a library book on HTML 4.0 and Notepad, I created my first static website and there was no turning back. I was drawn to structural and navigation questions as I built microsites for class. Eventually, I developed my first blog before I learned about blogs. I realized the importance of site structure and taxonomy before I knew the words for them. 

If you count those high school years, I've been involved with IA and user experience for over 20 years. But if you don't, it's still a good half of my life. I have been helping non-profits, small business, academic organizations and Fortune 500 corporations to:

  • draft business requirements
  • interview users and stakeholders
  • develop taxonomies for varied users
  • create wireframes for documentation and handoff
  • build prototypes for usability testing

My areas of expertise include information architecture, user research, interaction design, metadata and taxonomy. I’m a sucker for intranets and taxonomies. I’ve worked on desktop, mobile, tablet, and responsive web products. 

I’m based in Greater Los Angeles and can be found taking the train from the Inland Empire.

About this site

This site focuses on topics such as structured data, the semantic web, and information management, and especially how these topics relate to empowering individuals to collect and use data in ways that are meaningful to them.