Hi! I’m Katarina,
a UX Designer and Researcher living in the Bay Area.
I create meaningful and empowering solutions by designing with users.
My work is guided by the actionable insights I derive from user research and refined through user feedback and testing. I have formal training in the human-centered design process with a masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.
I get it right by getting it wrong first.
I follow a rapid iterative design approach. I am an experienced prototyper of apps and electronics with fidelity ranging from sketches to programmed apps. I rely on the user’s feedback to test out innovative solutions to unique problems. I recently added 3D printing and eye-tracking to my toolkit.
I believe in having a strong design rationale and being able to communicate it.
I trace design decisions back to the user research and feedback that supports it. My background in information systems and business helps me to frame the value of solutions in a scope-time-cost perspective to garner buy-in. I’ve won several business and technology case competitions by successfully pitching product ideas and strategies to judges. And, as a former developer, I can support the people implementing the solutions.
I also believe in…
- Going the extra mile to design for inclusivity
- Keeping up to date with the latest technology to design for the future
- Promoting UX Design to skeptics
On a typical weekend, you can find me…
- Pretending to be a chef
- Binge-watching Masterpiece Theatre classics
- Asking and answering questions on Quora
- Preparing for a Lip Sync Battle against Jimmy Fallon