I have been publicly speaking on design since 2016. I'm proud to have been part of worldwide events like interaction, SXSW, and World Information Architecture Day. I am a proud member of Tokyo Rainbow Toastmasters, a bilingual English/Japanese speech club for LGBTQIA+ folks and allies.
Talks are chronologically organized. Use the buttons below to filter by subject.
Code Chrysalis in Tokyo, Japan
An interactive workshop centered around small-group discussions tailored to digging in deep about racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other kinds of biases prevalent in tech.
Tokyo Nerd Nite in Yokohama, Japan
Our generation grew up online. So it's only natural that stories told by our generation are, by their nature, defined by the online spaces they inhabit. In this talk, CJ and mabbees talk about a new genre of games; interface dramas, and why they redefine the way our generation and younger will tell stories.
FujoCon 2022 online
RGST 2022 in Tokyo, Japan
RGST 2022 in Tokyo, Japan
Japan SciCom Forum 2021 online
A workshop aimed at beginners with no experience in art to build the basic listening and drawing skills needed for sketchnoting academic talks and papers. At the end of this interactive workshop, participants were able to apply the fundamentals of drawing and breaking down complex concepts to communicate their ideas simply through visuals.
Toastmasters International District B Competition online
FujoCon 2021 online
Digital Fanthropology: A Deep Dive into Early 00's Era Fan Communities
Researching old fandoms can give us insight into how new communities look.
Fuck Up Nights Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan
Talking about our failure trying to launch an LGBTQIA+ meetup app in Tokyo.
AQ's Ride the Lightning Talks in Tokyo, Japan
The Hidden Challenges of Design and Agile
Understanding why design and agile have a hard time getting along.
“Is the Design Done?”: Integrating UX and Agile Intentionally
A talk done about integrating design in teams.
SXSW panel guest in Austin, Texas
How Gender Fluidity Recasts Brand Engagement
World IA Day in Tokyo, Japan
UX Talk Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan
Becoming an Ethical Designer
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, Russia
Video Games Replaces Voting
interaction 16 in Helsinki, Finland
Designing for Play: What Interaction Design Can Learn From Video Games
We were video game fanatics before we were interaction designers. Years later we can’t stop seeing the many parallels between interaction design and video game design. In fact we keep seeing the future of interaction design coming closer and closer to the field of video games. We see the future of interfaces that allow us to play, discover, and connect to people in a positive and wonderful way.