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Riley Maguire

UX Researcher

Riley has leveraged his background in research and design to improve the usability of a variety of products. His passion for the healthcare space has led him to work in fields such as dental implants, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Riley received his BFA in Industrial Design with an emphasis on Disability Design, as well as an MS in Health Technology from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign.

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Favorite quote:

I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life. --Calvin and Hobbes

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

South Haven, MI, a cute beach town on Lake Michigan. My whole extended family has a huge family reunion there every summer.

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

Trivia! I'm either watching Jeopardy, going to pub trivia, or listening to a trivia podcast in my spare time!

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

I am legitimately very good at operating a fork lift.

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

Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Reinhold, Mike Judge

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Brushing my teeth! Oral hygiene is important, folks!

Long-term personal or professional goal:

Start a non-profit that provides access to assistive technologies like wheelchairs and prosthetics to underserved communities.

What fictional family would you like to join?

The Addams Family (I kinda look like Lurch)
Read Riley's bold insights
September 19, 2023

Our global AI study taught us a lot, including that human translators are still key to quality translation and the research it supports.

August 31, 2023

Speech technology helps UX researchers bridge linguistic and cultural barriers. Effective use, however, depends on balancing the roles of humans and tech.

August 18, 2023

Generative AI can speed up repetitive research tasks, but it’s still hard to trust each output. Our global AI study measures the concrete impact.

June 27, 2023

China and the European Union are regulating AI ethics. The mandate for medtech design teams: build AI-powered products that meet ethics standards and inspire user trust.


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