Co-Principal & UX Design Lead
As head of the Design team at Expero, co-principal and business strategist, Lynn takes multitasking to the next level. By combining expertise in strategy, innovation and design, Lynn brings the breadth and depth of complex problems to light and figures out how to break them down into useful, usable and manageable pieces that form a holistic experience.
Lynn’s extensive background in user experience ranges from designing user interfaces for wearable devices, to creating enterprise software solutions and mobile UIs, to innovating scenarios beyond the 2D screen. She has ever-growing expertise with timely topics such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, UI Design Pattern Libraries and High-Performance Computing, in industries as varied and diverse as Austin itself. Lynn’s recent clients are in agronomy, enterprise management, energy, biotechnology and other verticals.
Prior to founding Expero, Lynn earned a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and worked as a Director of Product Management, a Consulting Manager and a Director of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). At Trilogy, she led the HCI team and established user-centered design as an integral part of the company’s software development process.
Lynn often speaks on user experience and design, including at Nielsen Norman Group conferences around the world. Lynn created the popular tutorial “Complex Applications & Websites” (which she co-presents with John Morkes). Lynn also has presented at Carnegie Mellon University’s HCI Institute, Cornell University’s Media Lab and ACM’s SIGCHI conference.
Lynn is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and thinks you should be one, too.
“Agile Development & User Experience,” a 1-day tutorial co-presented with Expero’s John Morkes as part of the Nielsen Norman Group’s Usability Week conferences. Presented in cities around the world from 2010-2015.
“Complex Applications & Websites,” a 2-day tutorial co-presented with Expero’s John Morkes as part of the Nielsen Norman Group’s Usability Week conferences. Presented in cities around the world from 2006-2015.
“Big Data: Designing & Architecting Reactive UIs,” a online seminar co-presented with Sebastian Good and recorded in July 2015 about how to manage big data in design and development.
“Best Practices for Creating Useful and Usable Visualizations,” a online seminar recorded in May 2015 about how to craft interactive visualizations within data-rich contexts.
“UI Design Patterns for Navigating Complex Data Sets,” a online seminar recorded in April 2015 about the benefits of employing a pattern-based approach to UI design when working with data-rich environments.
“Improving Complex User Experiences,” a presentation at Oil & Gas Internal Development Conference in Houston in 2015.
“Usefulness vs. Usability,” a presentation at Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Austin.
“Finding Agile UX,” a presentation at Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Austin.
“Integrating Agile UX and Agile Development,” a presentation at Agile Austin Conference in 2013.
Ask me about: dancing or the Pittsburgh Steelers
Find me at: a conference or client site
Don’t get me started on: bad UX design (I’m lookin’ at you, Tesla)
Curious about: technology and new interaction paradigms