My background prior to product management is in graphic design and front-end development. I still love making stuff on top of the web.
Browser & Web Platform
A few favorite projects I contributed to while a product manager on the Microsoft Edge HTML Platform. I was just one contributor of many on these projects—alongside folks at Microsoft, in the Chromium open source community, and in web standards bodies.
Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, and the rest of the Open UI community are working towards a future where HTML controls are more developer-customizable—from both a content model and aesthetic perspective. We started with a customizable <select>, complete with a proposed <popup> part and CSS anchored positioning scheme.
Automatic HTTPS switches user connections to websites from HTTP to HTTPS, helping to keep people more secure from threats such as man-in-the-middle attacks as they browse the web.
Quiet notification requests
Many people we interviwed about permissioned APIs find notification requests annoying or disruptive, unless they can clearly understand the value of notifications in their current context. Quiet notification requests in Microsoft Edge reduces such requests to a more subtle UI treatment, so users can stay focused as they browse.
High Contrast in Chromium / Forced Colors Standards
Windows High Contrast is a broadly-used assistive technology which enables people to render their entire operating system into colors of their choosing. This project brought High Contrast support to web content in Chromium; we were also incredibly excited to *finally* standardize styling capabilities for forced color modes.
UI Automation support in Chromium
UI Automation is a Windows platform accessibility API which enables assistive technology (AT) products—such as screen readers—to provide information about applications, their UI and contents to end users. Microsoft and Google engineers teamed up to bring UIA support to the Chromium project.
More on Microsoft Edge Explainers
Find more web standards proposals from the Microsoft Edge team and partners on our explainers repo on Github! I personally am focused currently on Trust & Privacy, Controls & Components.
Other fun things
- HTML5 Accessibility redesign: A new aesthetic for browser test scores on accessible support of HTML5 elements; test result data is owned by individual browser vendors.
- Badass Lady Creatives: However unfortunately-named, I ran a blog in 2013–2016 that featured women in design, illustration, photography, web dev, and so on.