Clare Hansen


Clare draws from her background in behavioral research, methodology, and data analysis to promote accessibility, usability, and satisfaction through high-impact research. She brings her passion for understanding human behavior as well as a curious mind and positive attitude to every research question. Clare holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology, with a focus in Empirical Research, from Vanderbilt University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I have to make a specific playlist for every season, mood, or event.

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

London! I love the mix of eclectic neighborhoods and fantastic public transit!

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

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Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

I'm surprisingly good at claw machine games.

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

Keith Haring, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

You cannot start the day without doing this...

Snuggling with my cat, Lucky!

Long-term personal or professional goal:

My long-term goal in life is to have fun!

What superpower would you most want?

I would love to be able to fly - imagine how quickly I could get places!
Read Clare's bold insights
March 16, 2023

Instead of a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to research, collaboration between manufacturers and human factors research teams can create trusted partnerships and a focus on designing valuable products.

February 27, 2023

To boost adoption of IoT devices, medical device manufacturers should consider four key questions to gain insights into user contexts and perceptions.

February 22, 2023

When used with proper consideration, VR can be a fantastic tool in the researcher’s toolkit.

February 14, 2023

Ethnographic research helps identify nuances to create a more robust understanding of users, identifying unexpected insights that may not show themselves until much later in the product development process.

January 25, 2023

With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.

November 14, 2022

By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.


Read our team’s latest bold insights

4 make-or-break considerations for health IoT ecosystems

All too often, medical device manufacturers roll out Internet of Things (IoT) devices that struggle to satisfy users and be adopted at scale. That’s in part because health IoT doesn’t exist in a void. Each device fits into a broader ecosystem that includes other...

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