Matt spends most of his time thinking about technology and poetry.
For the last 15 years, Matt has led user experience work for a variety of companies, including GE Health Care and WebMD, and now works at Intel, leading the Future Experiences Design team within the User Experience Research lab, in Intel Labs. He and his team design and prototype new tech experiences, and explore the complexities around how people relate to, think about, and interact with technology.
Prior to this, Matt worked at various other jobs, including raising salmon in Alaska, teaching writing to U.S. soldiers in South Korea, and directing the MFA program in creative writing at Pacific University. Matt received his MFA in poetry from the University of Montana, and his poems have appeared in many literary journals, including: Beloit Poetry Journal, The Massachusetts Review, The North American Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Southern Review. Among his awards are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship and the Academy of American Poets Award from the University of Montana. His book of poems, Public Gestures (University of Tampa Press) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.