Dan has been working for me for almost three years now on an NSF-funded research project to develop smart, context-aware support for promoting peer-to-peer service transactions (within the sharing economy). He's been working as both a UX researcher and interaction design lead in a large distributed team and has been a fantastic collaborator that everyone gets on with. Dan is hardworking, diligent, self-directed and creative and very knowledgeable about all aspects of user experience design, particularly crafting usable and efficient interaction designs. His background in journalism makes him an excellent communicator and writer. And he is also fearless about learning new skills and mastering additional tools.
Dan jumped in with only short notice on a deadline-drive project and was rapid, reliable, and creative with wireframes that needed to be done right away. He was responsive to client needs and even anticipated some, designing some new and effective ideas from scratch.
Daniel was able to analyze our UX/UI needs immediately and offered up creative insights that helped us better understand the task ahead of us in redesigning the user interface and enhancing the user experience of our site. I highly recommend him for his deep knowledge of user experience and his ability to distill issues and guide the non-expert to potential solutions.
Dan is a taxonomy and metadata master. We threw him into a project with unfamiliar products and he became a subject matter expert in a really short time. He also did a spot on site architecture and proposed interaction ideas for the design phase of the project. Dan has a great sense of humor that enhanced the working process. I enjoyed working with him and would do so again.