I’m Doug Stringham and I am a user experience (UX) / product designer and problem solver, unhealthily obsessed with the pretty and the how and the why. Outside of design, I’m also an instructor at Utah Valley University and a private-practice American Sign Language interpreter and mentor working along the metropolitan Wasatch Front.
I am the senior user research and experience designer at Sorenson Communications where I help shape the experiences and interfaces for the world’s best videophone systems for Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. I have been a user experience designer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where I worked on information-dense sites that told the story of the church’s history. I was a senior designer and UX architect at Close To My Heart, where I helped shape and develop Studio J. I was also a senior designer at Stephen Hales Creative, where I worked on diverse client accounts including American Diabetes Association, Ancestry.com, Brigham Young University, Connect PR, Franklin Covey, HyClone Laboratories, MyFamily.com, Neighborhood Housing Services, and Novell.
I’m also really passionate about the tablet user experience and so I occasionally write about iPads and like such as on Tumblr, comment on the world at large on Twitter, and post embarrassingly out-of-focus pictures to Instagram. I wrote a thesis entitled “The Efficacy of Small Multiples in the Visual Language of Instructional Designs,” for which Brigham Young University lovingly granted me a master’s degree. Small multiples are addicting, pedagogically awesome, and I’ve collected samples of them over on Pinterest since it was a closed beta.
In my non-design life, I’ve been an adjunct instructor in the ASL & Deaf Studies department at Utah Valley University since 1995. I teach a variety of signed language interpreting courses and research/present about interpreter education, 19th century Deaf history, the history and etymology of signed languages, visual and graphical representations of signed language, and enhancing teaching opportunities with technology. I’m an avid historian and researcher and, at 2:00 am, can often be found bleary-eyed looking for or writing about people.