Katie Leonard, PhD – Owner

With nearly two decades’ experience in product development and user experience, Katie brings a passion for helping find the balance between business requirements and user experience. Her experience has spanned a variety industries including educational technologies, medical devices, banking, dashboard design, control rooms, mobile devices, consumer electronics and more.

Katie earned her doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with emphasis on Human-Integrated Systems and a certificate in Technology Innovation & Management. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Katie is credited as contributing author to over 25 books, journal articles and conference papers on aspects of human factors research process, user-centered design, human-computer interaction and accessibility. She has also taught graduate level courses on mobile experience, usability and business analysis.