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## Hi, I'm Kyle.
A Senior Product Designer on the [Secure](https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/engineering/ux/stage-group-ux-strategy/secure/) team. I’m based in Washington D.C. and previously lived in Colorado, Southern California, Massachusetts, and once upon a time was born in Texas. My path into design started with learning HTML/CSS, then building websites for fun, then freelancing, then UX work on complex problems. I’m endlessly fascinated by the intersection of the humanities and technology. I’m an introvert by nature and a rational optimist in my outlook. In my free time you’ll find me reading, swimming, in nature, skiing, not practicing piano, and forgetting why I came to the grocery store.
A Senior Product Designer on the [Secure](https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/engineering/ux/stage-group-ux-strategy/secure/) team. I’m based in Washington D.C. and previously lived in Colorado, Southern California, Massachusetts, and once upon a time was born in Texas. My path into design started with learning HTML/CSS, then building websites for fun, then freelancing, then UX work on complex problems. I’m endlessly fascinated by the intersection of humanities and technology. I’m an introvert by nature and a rational optimist in my outlook. In my free time you’ll find me [reading](https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/100549438-kyle-mann), swimming, in nature, and forgetting why I came to the grocery store.
### Time
I’m currently traveling-working in the [CET](https://time.is/CET) time zone. I typically work 09:00 to 18:00; Tuesdays are ideal for synced meetings and usually work from 10:00 to 21:00.
* **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.
* **Zoom:** Ideal for conversations requiring back and forth in-depth dialogue.
* **Email:** check daily primarily to sort through issue notifications and scheduling.
* **Slack:** check daily 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 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:
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### Influences
* [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), and “clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information”.
* [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.
* [Nassim Taleb](https://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm) insights on decision-making, risk, randomness, and uncertainty are simply brilliant. Key lessons: tinker on 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.
* 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.
* Too many to list, but here are [few more](http://work.kyle-mann.com/about.html).
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* Too many to list, but here are [few more](https://kyle-mann.com/about.html).
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