I'm Armel Patanian, and I'm an interaction designer. My primary design interest is using interaction design principles to help make science communication more effective and wide-reaching and to help improve the pursuit of scientific understanding itself. I hope to succeed through my personal approach to design, which places high values on teamwork, critical thinking, elegance, and attention to detail. What is unique about my story is that I got into design as a career change. I’ve always been interested in creativity and the arts. And I've always loved science, ever since I got my first book about astronomy. I see interaction design as an opportunity to bring them together. And now, having gone to study design after 18 years of doing different kinds of work, I also bring a wealth of life experience and knowledge to my practice. I live in Los Angeles with my wife, daughter, and mutt.