Hi there!

I'm Emma, a product designer and researcher in San Francisco. I co-founded the Inclusive Design team at Workday to empower our design and product teams to build equitable, accessible, and ethical experiences for the millions of workers who use our products.

Previously, I focused on empowering the voices of millions of hourly workers by bringing a diverse human-centered approach to building products for time and pay activities in the workplace. Prior to Workday, I was at Google, focusing on accessibility and inclusion for users in developing areas.

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

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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Essay • Workday Design Blog • 2021

Inclusive Design Advocacy: A Guide to Navigating Tough Conversations

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Talk • CSUN Conference, Boulder UI/UX Meetup, Bay Area Disability Inclusion Network Meetup • 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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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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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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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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