Imagine: You’re interviewing a 9-year-old to get feedback on a new level of a popular children’s game. During the warmup part of the session, she was chatty and smiling and made a lot of eye contact, but now something has changed. She’s nervous and is struggling to...
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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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.
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Not sure how to use AI tools in your UX research? Consider making it your sparring partner
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