Katrina Orlov

Senior Researcher

Katrina’s dual background in art and science has honed her ability to think creatively and with strong attention to detail. Katrina has led and supported UX research and design projects in the consumer product, e-commerce, and healthcare spaces. To each project she brings a wide range of experience in ethnography, contextual inquiry, diary studies, focus groups, individual interviews, expert reviews, usability studies, rapid iterative design testing, and ideation workshopping. Katrina has an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence

I studied bats and lived with a Bedouin tribe on a research expedition in Egypt.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

My wonderful coworkers

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Decorate my apartment

How long have you been in the UX field?

3 years

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Eating breakfast

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

David Attenborough, Michelle Obama, David Tennant, Graham Norton

Long-term personal or professional goal?

The lofty goal of making the world even just a smidge better for people through good universal and sustainable design.

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

Copenhagen – have spent a lot of time there, and so many happy people on bikes.
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Read Katrina's bold insights
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.


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5 tips for remote UX research with the A11y community

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...

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Six unique benefits of rolling research  

Our team has seen an increase in requests for rolling research to support product design across multiple industries, from consumer goods to healthcare. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits of executing this model of research and why it can revolutionize the way product...

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