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Michelle Peterson

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Cognition, User Experience


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

Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2019 Fall INF 315C Topics In Human-Computer Interaction: User Experience Design
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