I grew up in the suburbs of New York City, about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan. I got my undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where I studied information science. I then decided to continue my education at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where I am now a second-year Master's student in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program.

What I appreciate most about design is that it gives me the chance to think deeply about others. I love understanding how people from other cultures understand the world differently and discovering unites us. In my design process, this manifests in my suspicion towards unfounded assumptions, attention to detail and out-of-the box thinking.

Aside from design, I'm a big fan of dogs. I also love running (and had the fortune of testing out some really cool running watches at Garmin this past summer!)

I'm graduating in May, and I'm currently looking for a position at a company that's as passionate about product and UX design as I am. Whether you are hiring or just want to chat, I'd love to get in touch! Send me an email at brjoconn@indiana.edu.