resume

A selected summary of my skills and experience is below. For more details on my skills and past experience, please see my full CV.

interests

User experience, information visualization, human-computer interaction, visual analytics, graphical perception, data analysis, design and evaluation methodologies, rapid prototyping methodologies, visual design.

skills

Process and Methods

  • Usability testing: usability studies, comparative lab experiments, experiment design, focus groups
  • Visualization: data transformation, visual encoding, interactive systems, analysis
  • Design & prototyping: lo to hi-fidelity prototyping, physical prototypes, wireframes, personas, storyboards
  • Presentation: conference talks, reports and peer-reviewed papers, poster presentations

Tools & Programming Languages

  • Prototyping: balsamiq, visio, arduino, omnigraffle, prezi, processing
  • Visualization: processing, prefuse, d3, tableau
  • Design & presentation: adobe premiere, adobe illustrator, adobe photoshop
  • Programming: java, html/css, javascript, jquery, php
  • Data analysis: SPSS, excel, R
clients

Clients and companies I have consulted for or collaborated with include:

  • + UBC School of Nursing, Vancouver BC – Men’s Health Research Study, QuitNow Men – http://men.quitnow.ca/
  • + UBC The Department of Family Practice, Vancouver BC – VIP CARES Project
  • + Engage Data, Vancouver BC – http://engagedata.ca/
  • + Glenora Medical Clinic, Edmonton AB
selected work experience

+ Lecturer – UBC Department of Computer Science, Vancouver B.C. (Aug 2014 – Present)

+ Science Teaching and Learning Fellow – UBC Department of Computer Science, Vancouver B.C. (Nov 2013 – Aug 2014)

+ Sessional Lecturer – UBC Department of Computer Science, Vancouver B.C. (Jan – Apr 2014)

+ Graduate Research Assistant – UBC Department of Computer Science, Vancouver B.C. (Sep 2011 – Oct 2013)

+ Research Assistant – UBC Department of Computer Science, Vancouver B.C. (Jun 2008 – Aug 2011)

+ Accessibility Specialist – SAP, Vancouver B.C. (Sep – Dec 2010)

+ User Experience Designer and Developer TELUS, Burnaby B.C. (Jan – Aug 2009)

education

Master of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Human-Computer Interaction University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

  • + Completed: October 2013
  • + NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGSM)
  • + UBC CS Merit Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, minor in Visual Art University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

  • + Completed: May 2011
  • + Co-op Student
  • + NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2010 & 2011)
selected publications

Dawson, J.Q. (2013). A Search Set Model of Path Tracing in Graphs. M.Sc. Thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, October 2013. [pdf]

Dawson, J.Q., Schneider, O.S, Ferstay, J., Toker, D., Link, J., Haddad, S, MacLean, K. (2013). It’s Alive! Exploring the Design Space of a Gesturing Phone. Proc. Graphics Interface (GI 2013). [pdf]