Expert Voices: Diana Sapanaro

I talked to Diana Sapanaro, UX Researcher and Strategist at SoundingBox. The conversation below has been paraphrased from a phone interview.

Tell me a bit about the work that you do. How did you get started in this field?

I went into library school thinking I was going to be an academic librarian, but I realized I was more interested in how people feel and think about tech.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit

I sat down with Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, the Head of the NYU Libraries User Experience department, to discuss her work at NYU and the role UX design plays in her position.

KD: Your background is in academic librarianship. How did your career path bring you to UX?

NTK: Well, I’m still an academic librarian, so it sort of makes sense that I’m working for an academic library, but segueing into UX.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Iris Bierlein

I interviewed Iris Bierlein, a UX Specialist with the NYU Libraries UX department .We discussed her role as a UX researcher, and her interest in qualitative research in particular.

KD: To what degree does your role as a UX Specialist allow you to commit time to research?

IB: I’m the lead on the qualitative research, so thinking about and designing research is a significant portion of what I do.Continue Reading »

An Interview with Courtney McGee- Content Strategist @ The New York Public Library

Can you tell me a bit about your background?

Sure. I went to high school in rural Michigan and strangely enough we had an amazing technology program there. I got involved with video production and making daily news announcements.  I also got involved with Photoshop and web design. I was learning really great skills that you wouldn’t necessarily think would be happening in the early 90s in rural Michigan.  … Continue Reading »

Interview with a UX Expert

This interview was a part of an assignment for class where I had to interview an UX Professional to gain insights into the work environment, UX process followed in the industry and what does the future hold for UX professionals. I’d like to thank Mr. Varun Gupta for the interview, who was very patient enough to answer all my questions.… Continue Reading »

Expert Voices: A View From the Top with Fabrizio La Rocca

Fabrizio LaRocca is the Vice President for Corporate Design at Penguin Random House. With a 30-year career spanning print and digital publishing while leading a team of UX and visual designers, I got a chance to speak with Fabrizio about how he got started in publishing, career milestones, putting customers first, and communicating design ideas for such an iconic brand as Penguin Random House.… Continue Reading »

Expert Voices: Osi Imeokparia, Product Manager

I interviewed Osi Imeokparia, an entrepreneur at heart and an expert at collaborating with designers in a fast-paced environment. She most recently led product for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Osi has had experience at companies small and large (like one called Google. You may have heard of it.) Here’s my chat with her about product, design, and future tech trends!Continue Reading »

Intensive Ambulatory Care Program

Nowadays, people live in a longer life. However, many of the elderly people suffered from chronic disease, such as diabetes mellitus, heart diseases, etc. The Intensive Ambulatory Care program was designed by Phillips Healthcare team and it for managing the patient’s condition both in hospital and home.

The design combines leading telehealth technologies which monitor and educate patients with a patient portal (eCare companion patient app).… Continue Reading »

Research in the Real World: Talking with Frank Lockwood of 360i

I talked with Frank Lockwood – Group Director, Experience Design at 360i – about his entry into UX, his methods of research, workflows and strategies for achieving true user-centric experiences.

How did you get into the UX field?

My degree is in Visual Communications (Art Direction). While I was in college I taught myself front-end development and started my career as a double hatted designer and front-end developer.… Continue Reading »