ASSOCIATE USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER
Megan’s sponge-like curiosity, creativity, and attention to detail make her a valuable member of our team. Megan spends her days discovering pain points through user research, and solving them with precise wireframes.
Since joining Slide UX, Megan has found a love for user research and research-based design. As the owner of our standard research processes, she leads research and usability projects. She stays on top of the latest research tactics and strategies with lots of reading and community involvement. Megan thrives on getting a deep understanding of users and uncovering their unmet needs.
Before joining Slide UX four years ago, Megan taught in a Next Gen elementary school after graduating from Texas A&M University. While teaching, Megan gained a deep empathy for others, a keen thirst for knowledge, and the flexibility to adapt to changes, which aided in her transition into user experience research and design.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies with her husband, Pinteresting ideas she rarely follows through with, and annoying her cats.
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In a session All Things Open 2016 in Raleigh, NC, Erin shared specifics on how to spin up quick and inexpensive mobile usability tests that your entire team can watch in real time. She covered recruiting and schedule, streaming and recording, fielding real-time observations from the team, and turning around an analysis within hours or days instead of weeks. Attendees learned how, with a minimal upfront investment, their teams can fulfill the Agile/Lean vision of continuous, user-centered improvement.
Prior to joining Slide UX, Chad co-founded Smith & Robot, a creative technology agency building digital-first brands for ThoughtWorks and National Instruments. Prior to Smith & Robot, he was VP, Group Creative Director at T3. We were thrilled to announce that he joined the team in 2015. With his expertise, our capabilities expanded into brand development and concepting.
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Megan is our team's go-to for user research. When she's not in the field talking to users, she's either resolving usability problems through interaction design, or she's talking about how much she loves her cat. Get to know what Megan thinks about the UX field and working at Slide UX.
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