is a user-centered designer with Cognetics Corporation. He has more than seven years of experience in designing and documenting software, networks, and telecommunications systems. As a designer, he helps establish vision and direction for products, researches prospective users, determines requirements, and provides detailed designs and specifications for both software and web. Scott first discovered usability upon joining the Society for Technical Communication as a novice technical writer. After several years of applying user-centered design methods to documentation, he made the switch to user interface design. In his off time, Scott plays the doumbek (a Middle Eastern drum), plays and designs games, and doesn't have enough time to watch all the movies he'd like. He definitely recommends looking at the user interfaces in Minority Reportquite fun!