Anke Adenwala

Partner

Anke has spent more than 7 years in the UX field. Much of her recent work has been in the healthcare space, specifically with medical device manufacturers to coordinate and execute human factors research programs. Her experience ranges from exploratory work, through small- and large-scale formative studies, to 510k validation studies, having supported successful submissions and several publications. With a background in social science, Anke enjoys interacting with people to better understand how the devices they interact with impact their lives, and how to optimize these tools to create better experiences. Anke has lived and studied in three countries and speaks German and French. Anke holds an MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence

I love to travel (off the beaten path if I have to, but I do enjoy running water where I can get it)–I’d choose mountains over beaches any day.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

The people. The work. I know that’s all of it, but I love it all.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Turn on a good BBC murder mystery (the great British Bake Show would work too), lounge on the couch or bake something.

How long have you been in the UX field?

10+ years

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

Chicago…it’s home. Hard to pick a favorite to visit. Paris, Istanbul, Auckland, Queenstown all come to mind.

You cannot start the day without doing this…

Having breakfast and a hot cup of chai

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Agatha Christie (have to thank her in some way for giving me years of reading entertainment) and Anne Boleyn (would probably regret this, but I have to know–was she scheming and power-hungry or just an innocent pawn?)

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Not really
Read Anke's bold insights
July 3, 2018

While every organization has constraints to consider when designing experiences for customers or users, designing the ideal customer experience is completely possible within those constraints. Begin by identifying the experience you want your customer to have and work “backward” from there.

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May 30, 2018

Recent research suggests that reclassifying diabetes may allow for the development of more targeted diabetes treatments. This could present opportunities to design these treatments to maximize patient safety and experience.

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