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Allen Thomas

UX Researcher

Allen uses their background in psychology, counseling, education, and research to investigate users’ experiences. After working in higher education for six years as an instructor and administrator, they now bring this lens to UX, uncovering for clients how users interact with technology and products. Allen has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. 

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

If you want a piece of nerdy knowledge connected to pretty much anything, I’m your person.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Art and journaling!

Favorite quote:

"We are all just walking each other home" - Ram Dass.

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

I can count to 20 in four languages.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include...

Utada Hikaru, Beyonce, Nobuo Uematsu, and John Mayer.

Favorite book or TV show:


Long-term personal or professional goal:

Create research in gaming and community spaces that allows new researchers to grow their skills and passions.

What superpower would you most want?

Psychic augmentation!
Read Allen's bold insights
September 19, 2023

Our global AI study taught us a lot, including that human translators are still key to quality translation and the research it supports.

August 31, 2023

Speech technology helps UX researchers bridge linguistic and cultural barriers. Effective use, however, depends on balancing the roles of humans and tech.

August 18, 2023

Generative AI can speed up repetitive research tasks, but it’s still hard to trust each output. Our global AI study measures the concrete impact.

June 27, 2023

China and the European Union are regulating AI ethics. The mandate for medtech design teams: build AI-powered products that meet ethics standards and inspire user trust.


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