Michelle Peterson

Michelle Peterson



I started my career in User Experience at Microsoft as part of the team working on Windows. I then moved to Texas in 2003 and have been here ever since. My career continued at a consultancy in Dallas called Usability Sciences. While at Usability Sciences I worked with a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Dell, SAP, Deloitte, and Disney. After a move to Austin, I took on a UX research role at Dell working on their VMWare plug-in software for their server management suite of products. I then had the pleasure of starting and building the UX research practice at Rackspace, starting as UX researcher number 1 and building out a team of researchers, data scientists, and research coordinators. I am now a full-time employee of Indeed, responsible for helping the product teams understand the needs and desires of job seekers.


B.S., University of Florida

M.S., University of Florida

Exchange student, Universiteit Utrecht

Ph.D., University of Florida

Post-doctoral researcher, Carnegie Mellon

Areas Of Specialization

User Experience

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2023FallI 320UTopics in User Experience Design User Research
2021FallI 320UTopics in User Experience Design User Research
2020FallI 310Topics in Introductory Informatics User Experience and Design Thinking
2019FallINF 315CTopics In Human-Computer Interaction User Experience Design