Hi there!

I'm Emma, a product designer, researcher and accessibility advocate at Workday in San Francisco. I build experiences that empower millions of hourly workers through accessible and intentional design. Previously, I was at Google, focusing on accessibility for users in developing areas.

When I'm not mentoring design students or discussing design ethics and philosophy, I enjoy drawing comics, making ceramics, and meditation.

Questions? Fan mail? Just want to say hello? Send me an email or a DM

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Recent Stuff

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Talk • CSUN Conference • 2020

Baking Accessibility into Design at Workday

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Workshop • Workday Design Week • 2019

Communicating Complex Ideas With Comics

More than superheros and jokes, comics are a tool we can use to communicate complex ideas in a fun and easy to understand way. 40 participants including designers, researchers, managers.

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Essay • Medium • 2019

The future is inclusive: Takeaways from SXSW 2019

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Workshop • Workday • 2018

Comics & UX Workshop

A hands-on introduction to comic theory, structure, content, and practical applications of comics in UX work. 20 participants including designers and developers.

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Talk • Workday Design Week • 2018

Power of One for Everyone: Will Accessibility Make My Design Ugly?

What is accessibilty, why does it matter and how can I include it in my work? Jenny Bae and I share answers with 100+ designers.

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Essay • Medium • 2017

Buddhism & Product Design: The Four Noble Truths

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Essay • Pipe Dream • 2017

Designing a delightful college experience

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Project • 2017

Pipe Line

Reinventing a publication's workflow management system for the digital age. Contact for case study.