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## Hi, I'm Kyle.
A Senior Product Designer on the [Secure](https://about.gitlab.com/direction/secure/) team. I’m based in Washington D.C. and previously lived in Colorado,Southern California, and once upon a time was born in Texas.
A Senior Product Designer on the [Secure](https://about.gitlab.com/direction/secure/) team. I’m based in Washington D.C. and previously lived in Colorado, Southern California, and once upon a time was born in Texas.
### Time
I’m currently traveling-working in the CET time zone. I typically work 0900 to 1800, with the exception of Tuesdays which I prefer to reserve for synced meetings across time zones.
* **Email:** I check email daily primarily to sort through issue notifications and scheduling.
* **Slack:** I check daily, usually in the afternoon, and consider it asynchronous. It’s ideal for short logistics or quick question-answers.
* **Slack:** I check daily, usually in the afternoon, and consider it asynchronous. It’s ideal for short logistics or quick question-answers.
* **Zoom:** Ideal for conversations requiring back and forth in-depth dialogue.
### Values
I consider my process human-oriented, evolving, and adaptable. There is no one size fits all approach, rather common considerations including: Who are we solving problems? Who am I working with? How do they best communicate? What inspires them? What inspires us? How can we evolve our practice? These questions form the foundation for my approach. Though, deeper than my process are my values I’ve learned along the way:
I consider my process human-oriented, evolving, and adaptable. There is no one-size-fit-all approach, rather common considerations including: Who are we solving problems for? Who am I working with? How do we best communicate? What inspires them? What inspires us? What inspires our user? How can we evolve our practice? These questions form the foundation for my approach. Though, deeper than my process are my values:
* Candor and respect are not mutually exclusive; both must be practiced simultaneously
* Diversity in all forms is essential and good ideas can come from anywhere; inside and outside the industry, the company, up, down, and across the org chart
* Always assume best intentions in others: listen, learn, and be humble
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* Build on strengths, not weaknesses
### Influences
* [Edward Tufte](https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/) has taught me the essentials in data-visualization in addition to appreciating and seeing beauty in the most simple things. Key lessons: make data more dense, keep items in space not time (same vs different pages), avoid powerpoint, and to never use pie charts.
* [Edward Tufte](https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/) has taught me the essentials in information design and seeing beauty in the most simple things. Key lessons: graphical integrity, keep items in space not time (same vs different pages), avoid powerpoint, and to never use pie charts.
* [Nassim Taleb](https://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm) insights on decision-making, risk, randomness, and uncertainty are simply brilliant. Key lessons: focus on small experiments with trial-error and asymmetrical outcomes, lindy effect, the turkey problem, Fat Tony and Nero Tulip, importance of via negativa, domain dependence, decision making under opacity, and antifragility.
* [Nassim Taleb](https://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm) insights on decision-making, risk, randomness, and uncertainty are simply brilliant. Key lessons: tinker with trial-error with asymmetrical outcomes, lindy effect, the turkey problem, Fat Tony and Nero Tulip, importance of via negativa, domain dependence, decision making under opacity, and antifragility.
* [Daniel Kahneman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman) and collaborator Amos Tversky work translates to foundational user experience lessons in human perception. Key concepts: system 1 and 2, anchoring, availability, loss aversion, hindsight bias, and WYSIATI.
* [Dieter Rams](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams) emphasis on: “Weniger, aber besser” (less, but better). Less, but better commonly includes removing: chart junk, configuration, unnecessary white space (trendy), and hurdles to execute an action. Ja, genau, weniger ist besser!
* [Dieter Rams](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams) emphasis on: “Weniger, aber besser” (less, but better). Less, but better commonly includes removing: chart junk, configuration, unnecessary white space, and hurdles to execute an action. Ja, genau, weniger ist besser!
* I’ve been privileged with lifelong collaborators, clients, friends, and colleagues that continually teach me what I love, new perspectives, and how to improve. Learning from my peers, through collaborative experience, has been the single best learning tool.
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