UX (articles and presentations)
Note: I wrote these in my “pre-wizened” UX infancy (prior to my first industry role). Still, they’re reflective of my thought process and capable communication skills.
From teacher to user researcher: why teaching experience is relevant work experience
The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between.
Four ways to prepare for a UX research job interview
Real experiences and advice from my ongoing job search in user research
Case study: university website redesign
The University of Florida offers over 500 degree and certificate programs across its many colleges and departments. But it’s surprisingly…
How usability testing my UX portfolio made me a better researcher
“He’s put design research as a skillset, but I don’t think he knows much about design research”.
UX case study: bilingual mobile website for health literacy
The north central Florida area is an increasing destination for Hispanic immigrants, but online health literacy efforts face distinct…
April 2021 GNV UX Design Meetup: Online UX Bootcamp in a Pandemic - My Experience
Drew Long, Freelance UX designer and Research Coordinator at UF's College of Education, will speak on: Online UX Bootcamp in a Pandemic - My Experience Are online UX boot camps worth it? If you take it seriously, yes. I'll share my experience with CareerFoundry, an online UX immersion program based in Germany, and how it prepared me to change careers.
Academic articles and presentations
Ever wondered how kids can learn another language so easily? As an adult learner of Spanish and a language teacher, I did! As a linguistic researcher, I conducted empirical research into language acquisition.
- Rothman, J., Long, D., Iverson, M., Judy, T., Lingwall, A., & Chakravarty, T. (2016). Older age of onset in child L2 acquisition can be facilitative: evidence from the acquisition of English passives by Spanish natives. Journal of child language, 43(3), 662-686.
- Long, D., & Rothman, J. (2014). Some caveats to the role of input in the timing of child bilingualism. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 4(3), 351-356.
- Long, D., & Rothman, J. (2013). Generative approaches and the competing systems hypothesis. Innovative research and practices in second language acquisition and bilingualism, 63-82.
I love to travel, and I consider Colombia my adoptive second country. These trips date to my foolish(er) youth. I lived in Cali, Colombia in 2010-2011 and traveled extensively in Mexico in 2003.
A Latin American Solo Bicycling Adventure, by Drew Long
A (self proclaimed) life-changing, mind bending extended tour intended to stretch my knowledge, limits and finances