UXD instructors

Many of our instructors are passionate industry experts, who bring the latest in UX development and insights into the classroom. Meet some of our instructors!

Ronnie BattistaRonnie Battista, Slalom Consulting

Ronnie Battista is a senior executive with over 17 years experience visioning and delivering creative and profitable cross-channel interactive experiences with bottom line impact. Early in his career as a Business Analyst, his project experiences highlighted a gap between what Business and IT groups were asking for and what customers and employees actually needed or wanted. It was at this critical junction of Business, IT and real human beings that Ronnie found his calling in User Experience Design.

Lisa WoodleyLisa Woodley, Vice President Experience Deisgn, NTT DATA Americas

Lisa Woodley has been leading customer experience, branding, and marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies for more than 15 years. Her work is based on the idea that, in the most successful interactions, form serves function. Copy and design are transparent. Only the emotional connection and desired actions are seen. In her current role as Director, Experience Design - Strategy at NTT Data, Lisa applies her deep understanding of branding and marketing to the design of the employee experience. By viewing the employee as a customer, and approaching the employee experience from a branding and marketing perspective, Lisa has successfully developed targeted and highly effective employee engagement and change management campaigns for clients such as DuPont, PwC, Merck, Pfizer, and GSK.

Marilyn TremaineMarilyn Tremaine, Emeritus Professor

Dr. Marilyn Tremaine is a Research Professor at Rutgers University where she has joint appointments in the College of Communication and Information and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to Rutgers University, she was a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto and prior to that, a Professor in the University of Michigan Business School. Her practical experience includes being Vice President of Product Development for three software startup companies and a Senior Research Scientist at the EDS Center for Applied Research. Dr. Tremaine is particularly known for her work on collaborative software.

Tobias KomischkeDr. Tobias Komischke, Senior Director at Infragistics

User-centered design professional with more than 12 years of industry experience. Has lead projects and teams to create user interfaces of superior usability and compelling appeal in various industries. Acknowledged evangelist for user-centered design strategy, methods and processes. Frequent speaker at conferences and author for technical journals, magazines and blogs. Reviewer for international journals and conferences. Member of UXPA. Specialties: Human Factors Engineering, System Analysis, User-Centered Design, Interaction Design, Usability Evaluation & Testing, UX Evangelism, UX Selling, UX Strategy.

Whitney QuesenberyWhitney Quesenbery, Co-founder, Center for Civic Design

Co-founder of the Center for Civic Design. Passionate about making interactions with government effective and enjoyable, giving design literacy to elections and other government workers, and on a mission with Dana Chisnell to ensure voter intent through design.

David OgunrindeDavid Ogunrinde, Principal

David Ogunrinde is a lover of great design and has had 10 years of experience being a Creative Director, Graphic Designer, and Marketing/Communications professional, with industry-varied experience. His passion for strategy and the creative process fuels him in the development of new meaningful identities and the revitalization of existing ones. David was the Creative Director for Inkroots since January 2010 and prior to that, served as Marketing and Design Lead for Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson. He was responsible for the discovery, design, and delivery of end to end marketing and communication solutions for the Information Technology organization at Ethicon.

Dr. Hank StrubDr. Hank Strub, User Experience Researcher at JP Morgan Chase

Dr. Strub is a Senior User Experience (UX) Research and Interaction Design (ID) Professional, with over fifteen years of experience. He has been with JP Morgan Chase for four years, leading user research (focus on Credit Card studies) and continually upgrading and overseeing a fully digital usability lab that he planned; after a ten month contracting gig at ETS in Princeton. Before that, Dr. Strub was a Senior Usability Engineer at Siemens. Projects included enhancing usability with Siemen’s CT imaging machines, user testing on the Siemens.com web site, and an information communication system for the New York subway system, along with a research study exploring how a virtual aquarium could motivate people to walk more. Previous experience spans consumer electronics including wearable video (5 patents), mobile communications technology, photography, eLearning (1 patent), healthcare including both pharma and imaging, and anything involving a process that should be designed for end-users.