I’m a UX design consultant, educator, and author.
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 currently lead UX & UI work at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and teach undergraduate and graduate classes in interactive and information design at Northeastern University.
From 2004-2015 I co-owned the Boston UX firm Nimble Partners. In 2013, Visual Usability, Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications, a book I wrote with Deborah Levinson was published by Morgan Kaufmann.
Formal study includes an M.Des. in human-centered communication design from the Institute of Design in Chicago; study in Brissago, Switzerland with Paul Rand and Armin Hofmann through the Yale University summer program in graphic design; and a BFA in graphic design from Boston University.
- 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 development
- heuristic reviews
- Information architecture (website maps, information structure, organization, and flow)
- UI design and direction
- Infographic & information design & direction
Contact me at tania@taniaschlatter dot com