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Elena Beckman

Senior UX Researcher

Elena brings a diverse background in academic research and strong skills in research methodology and data analysis to each project. Elena has a passion for the human mind and understanding how thoughts, actions, and behavior intertwine. Elena has a BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

In college, I worked in a primate lab where I coded behaviors of rhesus macaques.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight:

The people, the variety in the work that we do, and the collaborative culture.

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

Read, go for a hike, or try a new restaurant.

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

Milwaukee. It’s my hometown and underrated! It has a great food scene, lake views, and awesome sports teams.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Going for a walk, listening to NPR Up First, and having at least one cup of tea.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Dax Shepard, Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Leon Bridges.

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Visit every national park in the U.S.

Any other facts to share?

If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would be soup, I probably have soup at least once a day.
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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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