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Aston Karner

UX Researcher

With a background in higher education, applying psychological and sociological research to colleges and its students, Aston is uniquely prepared to work with young adults. He brings a passion for delivering research insights particularly focused on improving the UX of products and services for children and younger users. Aston holds a BA in Music and an MS in College Student Personnel Administration, both from Illinois State University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

My favorite way to get to know someone is by asking what music is most important to them—I usually associate artists with the people who introduced me to them.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight:

The welcoming and collaborative culture — everyone is invested in your success as well as that of the team’s.

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

Travel! There is so much of the world (and country) I want to explore.

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

Everything about Sydney is beautiful from the food, to the sights, to the culture.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Opening Spotify to a playlist or podcast.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Leonard Bernstein, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Bill Lawrence, and Justin Vernon

What superpower would you most want?

Time travel! You get to sleep-in AND get all your work done. Easy pick.

Your favorite way to give back to the community?

Volunteering with high school marching bands. I love helping kids achieve their goals and watching them grow!
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Three ways UX research supports accessible product design

Designing accessible products through UX research can create better user experiences for all when researchers are knowledgeable about accessibility and accessible designs, recruit those with a wide range of accessibility needs throughout the UX process, and offer accessible participation options like in-home testing.

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