As a taxonomist, Xavier works to understand and dig deep into how information systems function, using that foundation to build and improves upon the overall user experience.
Xavier draws on his background and experiences in Archaeology, User Research, and Library Science — he believes that there are many parallels between disciplines, and having a well of knowledge is fundamental to Information Architecture projects and UX research.
Xavier graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS), where he focused on library studies and design research. There he worked on a variety of projects for UW Libraries including Special Collections and the Media Arcade.
Xavier’s self-proclaimed nerdiness extends outside of the office, too — he brings his love for solving complex information problems into his Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, and he enjoys exploring the different facets of his Magic The Gathering cards.