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Tavon Thames

“I decided to attend UMBC because I became really interested in UX Design and Research after my first few yours working in industry…I wanted to specialize and obtain the knowledge to become successful in the field.”

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Degree Program: Human-Centered Computing (M.S.)

Faculty Advisor: Ravi Kuber

Undergraduate Study:
2013, Bachelors of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, Howard University

Why did you decide to attend UMBC? And why did you choose your program in particular?
I decided to attend UMBC because I became really interested in UX Design and Research after my first few yours working in industry. I saw they were offering a degree in HCC and I wanted to specialize and obtain the knowledge to become successful in the field.

What are your plans after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I plan to continue to work in industry and ultimately specialize in usability and product design.

When you are not conducting research, what are your hobbies or interests?
Photography, song writing and recording.

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