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UX Research Manager
Later
Abby Hoy Baylen leads UX Research and UX Copy at Later. Later is a top social media content marketing tool and one of Deloitte’s recent Technology Fast 50 winners. Previously, her attention for the past decade was on leading global research studies for enterprise companies that focused on system usability…more
Independent User Researcher
Alba N. Villamil is an independent User Researcher who specializes in designing for the social sector. Her work focuses on making products and services more equitable for underserved populations like refugees and low-income parents. In addition to working with various community organizations, she is also a facilitator at HmntyCntrd where…more
Team Lead (Google Classroom) and Staff UX Researcher
Google
Amanda leads research on the Google Education team, where she makes sure that products are well conceived so they integrate 100% into the classroom and truly add to the teaching and learning experience. Previously, Amanda worked with influential companies in children’s programming, education, and technology where she informed strategy and…more
Lead UX Researcher
Radio-Canada
Antoine Garcia-Suarez leads UX research at Radio-Canada, where he’s working with different products and services to help entertain, educate, and inform francophone Canadians. Previously, he worked for many public organizations and regularly meets with university students to democratize UX research. With kindness and enthusiasm, he will invite you to embrace…more
Research Lead
Spotify
Colette Kolenda leads Strategic Research at Spotify, which focuses on mixed methods research that defines and enables product and business OKRs for Spotify Free. Her team triangulates User Research, Data Science, and Behavioral Science to uncover new opportunities and enable product and business executives to make better strategy decisions in…more
Director, Consumer Insights
Flipp
Dave Chen leads Consumer Insights at Flipp, which includes the Market Research, UX Research, and Customer Experience teams. Dave and his team focus on bringing the objective voice of the consumer to Flipp’s strategy and product development efforts. Prior to Flipp, Dave honed his research and insights skills at small…more
Founder, Employee of the Month
Dave’s Research Company
Dave Hora is the Founder and Employee of the Month at Dave’s Research Company, a small consultancy focusing on strategic projects and design/user research training. He’s an experienced first-researcher, establishing the research program at six companies including PlanGrid, Instacart, and ResearchGate. His focus is aligning research efforts and product strategy…more
Team Lead User Research
Takeaway.com
Emma leads UX Research at Takeaway.com, where she’s working with her distributed team to improve and innovate the food ordering ecosystem. Previously, Emma was leading design research within an innovation incubator for Nike’s European retail store digital transformations. She’s been a founding researcher at two start-ups in the fit-tech industry,…more
Senior UX Design Researcher
Silicon Valley Bank
Eniola currently designs UX strategy and conducts user research across Silicon Valley Bank’s digital platform. She began her people research career at Branding Science, an agency in the biotechnology space and later moved on to advance Design Thinking at Kaiser Permanente. Outside of her full-time position, Eniola provides career coaching…more
Head of Experience
ChaiOne
Evelina leads User Research, Design, Digital Strategy, and Data Science teams at ChaiOne, where she consults industrial services and energy clients on improving their operations, digital, and service experiences for employees and clients’ customers. Before joining ChaiOne seven years ago, Evelina nerded out over cognitive neuroscience and published peer-reviewed science…more
Head of User Research
Grammarly
Jenny leads UX research at Grammarly, where she’s working on creating AI language-based technologies to help students, professionals, and businesses improve communication. Previously, Jenny led research for the Rides Business at Uber and built interdisciplinary teams to tackle complicated user problems in quant-heavy topics. Jenny has also worked on advising…more
Accessibility Design Lead / Consultant
Novaelis, LLC.
Joel Isaac is an Accessibility Specialist focusing on web and mobile applications. He is currently the Accessibility lead and Principal Consultant at Novaelis, where he guides clients on integrating accessibility into all aspects of product design. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for guiding product teams through the…more
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