Lindsey DeWitt Prat


Lindsey brings extensive research experience in industry and academia, including formal training in ethnographic field methods, to help clients achieve their objectives. Lindsey excels in a range of UXR methodologies, research and workshop design, collaboration with cross-functional partners, and coordinating with / communicating insights to global partners. Now based in Paris, she has lived and worked in the US, Japan, Belgium, Germany, and France. Lindsey holds a PhD in Asian Languages & Cultures from UCLA.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

Global dot connector, mountain lover, and mama of 2 spirited little girls.

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

LA and Kyoto for similar reasons: cities that contain worlds of culture and are surrounded by beautiful nature.

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

Retrace ancient pilgrimage routes all over the world!

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

I’ve been known to recite a clever Japanese poem from about a thousand years ago that’s a perfect pangram (uses each “letter” of the alphabet once, although several aren’t used anymore) and tells beautifully about the transience of life. It’s called the “Iroha Uta.”

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

Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo, Hatshepsut (15th c BC female pharaoh), Mugai Nyodai (Japan's first female Zen master, 12th c), and a very skilled interpreter who would actually be the guest of honor!

Favorite quote:

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Walt Whitman

Best piece of advice you’ve been given:

“No mud, no lotus.” A Buddhist kind of saying meaning that no beautiful flowers can exist without some nitty gritty under-the-surface stuff going on.

What superpower would you most want?

Time travel, hands down!
Read Lindsey'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.


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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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