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Tessie Hoge

UX Researcher

Tessie has experience designing products in the hospitality and consumer tech industries. She brings a unique sense of logic and empathy to every project, allowing users and their insights to drive the process. She is interested in improving the interactions between people and products to build positive user experiences. Tessie has a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I'm part Irish and I've found over 100 four leaf clovers. I'm still waiting on all the luck to kick in.

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

My dad taught me all about woodworking. I like building furniture or surprising my partner with a new home renovation.

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

I love chill time, whether that be gardening, going for a walk with my dog, or reading my mom's latest book recommendation.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

The best way to start the day is with puppy snuggles and a cup of passionfruit or orange tea.

Long-term personal or professional goal:

Buy land where I can grow most of my food and live a more sustainable life.

Favorite TV show:

The Office, New Girl, and Schitt's Creek are all shows I've watched more than once.

What superpower would you most want?

Teleportation. I would travel everywhere!

What is your favorite way to give back to the community?

I foster rabbits for a local animal rescue and enjoy supporting small businesses.
Read Tessie'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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