I am

an advocate for the voice of the user.

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I am energetic and eager to improve the usability as well as the appearance of user experiences. As an accomplished practitioner I am well versed across it's various disciplines - from exploration, discovery, design guidance and information architecture, to user research​, data analysis, and validation methods. Recognized for my outstanding team work and leadership skills, I have received numerous awards and accommodations for my achievements.

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Acclaim Badges 2017: 

  • CHI 2012 Best Paper Award “Experiences with Collaborative; Distributed Predictive Human Performance Modeling”.​
    > Submission #116 

  • Patent 2007 “Utilization of weights and visualization of conceptual frameworks in unified modeling”.
    > US Patent #8225273

  • ibm.com General Managers Excellence Award 2006 [only handful of US employees selected quarterly for work quality above and beyond expectations].
    > Inspirational employees (poster)
    > Event Attendees    

  • Minority Women's Leadership Initiative 2006 [selected by executive team]

  • Fast Forward Leadership Initiative 2005 [selected by management team].

  • Patent Issue Award 2012 (100), Invention Award 2007 (1500), ibm.com GME Award 2006 (1500), Bravo Team Award 2004 (500),
       Appreciation Award 2000
    (500). Thank You! Awards (Peer awards, ~30 over 19 years).

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PRESENTATIONS & DOCUMENTATIONS

Human Factors Patents, Patents Pending, Invention Disclosures

 

  • Hall, A.D., Starr, S.M., & Poole (Wallace), G.M.  (Filed 2007, Published 2009, Issued 2012).  Utilization of weights and visualization of conceptual frameworks in unified modeling.  Washington, DC:  US Patent Office.


Human Factors Presentations and Sessions Chaired at Professional Conferences

  • John B.E., Starr, S.M., & Utesch, B.S.  (2012, May). Experiences with Collaborative; Distributed Predictive Human Performance Modeling. Best Paper Award for Computer Human Interaction Conference, Austin, TX.

  • Johnson, R.C., Hall, A.D., Bender, G.T., Starr, S.M., & Utesch, B.S.  (2008, October).  Model-driven content connectors and web intelligence:  Consider the source.  Annual Meeting of the Centers for Advanced Studies Conference, Markham, Canada.

  • Utesch, B.S., Hall, A.D., Bender, G.T., Starr, S.M., Johnson, R.C., & McNeill, D.B.  (2008, September).  3D Internet: Capturing visitor insights with best practices in virtual worlds.  IBM Academy of Technology Conference on Virtual Worlds Fit for Business, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

  • Johnson, R.C., Hall, A.D., Bender, G.T., Starr, S.M., & Utesch, B.S.  (2008, July).  Model-driven content connectors and web intelligence:  Consider the source.  Annual Meeting of the New Paradigms in Using Computers Conference, IBM Almaden Research Center, Almaden, CA.

  • Utesch, B.S., Hall, A.D., Johnson, R.C., Starr, S.M., & Bender, G.T.  (2008, April).  3D Internet: Capturing visitor insights with best practices in virtual worlds.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leadership Exchange, Orlando, FL.

  • Hall, A.D., Johnson, R.C., Bender, G.T., Starr, S.M., & Utesch, B.S.  (2008, April).  Model-driven content connectors and web experience:  Consider the source.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leadership Exchange, Orlando, FL.

  • Zboichyk, F., Papkov, A.A., Hall, A.D., & Starr, S.M.  (2007, May).  Building individualized user interfaces using AJAX.  Annual Web 2.0 Summit, IBM Corporation, Yorktown Heights, NY.

  • Johnson, R.C., Hall, A.D., Utesch, B.S., Starr, S.M., Poole (Wallace), G.M., & Woodburn, S.M.  (2007, April).  Model-driven engineering:  Innovative approaches to architecture and adaptive web experience.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leadership Exchange, Anaheim, CA.

  • Starr, S.M., Utesch, B.S., McNeill, D.B., & Hall, A.D.  (2007, April).  A teaming approach for rapid translation of content for global business value.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leadership Exchange, Anaheim, CA.

  • Hall, A.D., Starr, S.M., Zboichyk, F., & Papkov, A.A.  (2006, November).  Web 2.0, hosted emulation, and adaptive experience.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leaders Conference, Southbury, CT.

  • Hall, A.D., Johnson, R.C., Utesch, B.S., Starr, S.M., Poole (Wallace), G.M., & Woodburn, S.M.  (2006, October).  Web user engineering and modeling:  Innovative approaches to model-driven user experience architecture and adaptive experience.  In I. Bull, E. Merks, & M. Litoiu (Chairs), Model-driven engineering.  Annual Meeting of the Centers for Advanced Studies Conference, Markham, Canada.

  • Hall, A.D., Starr, S.M., Poole (Wallace), G.M., Woodburn, S.M.  (2006, July).  Intelligent adaptive web experience is the unified interaction model.  Annual Meeting of the New Paradigms in Using Computers Conference, IBM Almaden Research Center, Almaden, CA.

  • Hall, A.D., Starr, S.M., Poole (Wallace), G.M., Woodburn, S.M.  (2005, November).  Intelligent adaptive web experience is the unified interaction model.  Annual Meeting of the IBM Technical Leaders Conference, Palisades, NY.

  • Lamborn, D.J., Starr, S.M., Poole (Wallace), G.M., Utesch, B.S., & Hall, A.D.  (2004, September).  Web-site screen utilization:  eCommerce and eSupport design.  In A.D. Hall (Chair), Strategic web design.  Exhibition conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Make Information Technology Easy Conference, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

  • Starr, S.M., Apolloni, M., Scanlon, J.L., & Hall, A.D.  (2004, September).  IBM Think tab navigation design:  User validation.  In A.D. Hall (Chair), Strategic web design.  Exhibition conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Make Information Technology Easy Conference, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

  • Lamb, J.A., Apolloni, M., Starr, S.M., Lamborn, D.J., Poole (Wallace), G.M., & Hall, A.D.  (2003, May).  Extranet site design:  UCD risk mitigation of eSites.  In A.D. Hall (Chair), Strategic web design.  Exhibition conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Make Information Technology Easy Conference, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

  • Lamborn, D.J., Starr, S.M., & Hall, A.D.  (2003, May).  Silent running:  Cross-brand visual signatures assessment.  In A.D. Hall (Chair), Strategic web design.  Exhibition conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Make Information Technology Easy Conference, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

  • Starr, S.M., Apolloni, M., Scanlon, J.L., & Hall, A.D.  (2003, May).  IBM Think marketing:  User-centered design and validation.  In A.D. Hall (Chair), Strategic web design.  Exhibition conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Make Information Technology Easy Conference, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.