Allison Gabouer

UX Researcher

Allison’s previous research focuses on the cognitive development of children and adults, and how they learn and process social information. Having spent most of her time in academia, Allison has a mix of experience creating, running, and publishing studies. Her work in the non-profit industry led to a passion for delivering the insights of research to the people who can use it most. Allison has a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Merced, and a BS in Psychology from Purdue University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I have been to Yosemite National Park at least 10 times.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

I loved living in Merced, CA. It's a small town in the central valley, home to the newest UC school. It has amazing views of Yosemite and it's close to everything California has to offer... plus, no snow!

In your spare time (or if you had spare time), you would absolutely do this:

Build a fireplace in my living room!

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

I really enjoy going to the zoo and learning about the animals; my favorite is the sloth bear.

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

Stephen Dubner, Kyle Richards, and Donald Glover.

You cannot start the day without doing this...

Coffee and a walk with my dog.

Long-term personal or professional goal:

Complete a study with non-human primates.

What fictional family would you like to join?

The Belchers
Read Allison's bold insights
May 31, 2023

Unlock valuable insights by creating engaging environments, maximizing participation, and uncovering the genuine perspectives of young users.

May 19, 2023

We designed Bold Insight to deliver our employees’ best work. The result: a workplace that reflects the emotions, ideas, and experiences of all our employees.

May 16, 2023

Employees are a key user group at any organization. Applying UX research principles can help HR leaders optimize employee experience, drive engagement, and boost the bottom line.

May 11, 2023

Generative AI can help researchers refine and clarify research objectives, communicate effectively, and spark creativity and strategic thinking.

April 12, 2023

Regulations and guidance for human factors research and medtech have evolved, but the goals remain unchanged. The right research partner makes navigating FDA rules simple.


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