About

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I’m a UX design consultant, author, and educator.

I work with designers, software development teams, and communicators to help decide what to design, and how to design it using a system-aware and user-centered approach.

I teach undergraduate and graduate classes in interactive and information design at Northeastern University. From 2004-2015 I co-owned the UX firm Nimble Partners, and co-wrote Visual Usability, Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications, published by Morgan Kaufmann.

Formal study includes an M.Des. in human-centered communication design from the Institute of Design in Chicago; summer with Paul Rand and Armin Hofmann in Brissago, Switzerland; and a BFA in graphic design from Boston University.

Consulting services include:
  • User experience strategy & design
    • stakeholder workshops
    • user research: participatory design sessions, contextual inquiry, persona, and scenario definition
    • conceptual prototype design and testing
    • qualitative usability testing
    • wireframe or prototype development
  • UX, UI and/or IA heuristic review
  • Information architecture (site maps, structure, organization, and flow) & content strategy
  • UI design and direction
  • Mentoring
  • Infographic & information design direction

Contact me at tania@taniaschlatter dot com