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If you've come to learn more about me, Jason Stewart, your journey is about to begin. You can use the navigation to the left (in case you didn't infer that from the giant arrow) to get started, but first allow me to introduce myself.

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My name is Jason Stewart and I'm originally from Suttons Bay, Michigan where I graduated among 83 other students in my class. I came to the University of Michigan on a Track and Field Scholarship in 2003 from which I was honored with two Academic All-Team awards as well as an Angell (yes, there's really two L's) Award. I graduated in 2007 with degrees in Anthropology, Classical Archaeology, and Science & Technology Studies (STS). Prior to graduating I was accepted into the School of Information in which I combined my technical background and anthropological skills to pursue a degree in Human-Computer Interaction. Before to graduating in 2009 I completed a four month internship in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as a Product Marketing Manager with Belkin International and started the now self-sustaining Talking Points group which is developing a contextual information and urban orientation system for the visually impaired. While in graduate school I spoke at two academic conferences: the first was the EPICS conference at Purdue University in the summer of 2008; and the second was the 2008 Ubiquitous Computing conference in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating, I worked for a year and a half at Foresee Results where I was a Senior Usability Auditor. Currently, I am an Interaction Designer for General Motors.

More personally, I met my beautiful wife Brittni on Facebook in February of 2008 and we got married in Mexico in late December 2008. Our family consists of ourselves, our son Beck, our daughter Ella, plus one pug, named Otis, all of whom have brought nothing but joy and love into our lives.