Valle Hansen

Sr. User Researcher

Valle has been a user researcher for several years with design firms based in Austin, Texas. Combining experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, she works with clients and end-users to identify the real problems facing complex and innovative applications.

Valle earned a dual B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and an M.S. in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Expero team, Valle worked as a Sr. UX Researcher at a design consultancy in Austin with clients such as GSD&M and Whole Foods Market. At Expero, Valle has been in the trenches with domain-expert end-users such as scientists, engineers, business analysts, and enterprise architects.

When Valle’s not immersing herself in a complex domain with niche experts, she’s taking guitar lessons and watching courtroom dramas.

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Using UI Prototypes to Validate Your Product,” a online seminar recorded in June 2015 about when to use static wireframes and interactive prototypes in research, design and product management.

“User by User: Framing Your Audience for Design,” a half-day workshop presented in September 2014 to the National Association of Government Web Professionals Conference in St. Paul.

“Ours Goes to 11: The Next Level of Card Sorting,” a workshop presented at ConveyUX, the User Experience Professionals Association and the University of Texas School of Information from 2013 to 2014.

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