A graduate of MIT and the UC Berkeley School of Information, I’m a strong advocate for the user and user-centered design. I also have a background in research and journalism. This taught me to question assumptions while being able to tell people to explain things to me as though I were five years old.
Currently based in the SF Bay Area, I’m really, really interested in taking what I’ve learned in the last few years and helping shape tools for journalists, researching the future of news, and working on educational projects and tools.
I carry with me two lessons I've learned from being a designer and a journalist.
If you know how an app works, then you are not the user.
If your mother tells you she loves you, get a second source.
When I’m not mulling over why the rule of thirds seems to work, or figuring out how this or that could work better, I’m reading policy and/or comics, on my bikes, or trying to share my love of magazines and books.
– daniel drew turner
(ddt at twoangstroms.com)