Approximately 15% of the global population identifies as having a disability. Given that so many individuals have accessibility needs, it is essential that we, as user experience (UX) researchers, design products with the accessibility (a11y) community in mind, and...
Katie’s background in human-centered design, cultural analysis, and business positions her as both a creative and strategic thinker. She brings a cross-disciplinary understanding to ethnographic research and business analysis and has focused on various sectors including technology, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and housing. She is driven by the desire to understand why people think the way they do and to find solutions for the everyday inconveniences. Katie graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame in American Studies with minors in Business Economics and Collaborative Innovation.
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