Julie Ann Campbell

Photo of Julie I'm Julie Ann Campbell, a user experience professional living in Seattle. I've researched, designed, and written for users at the University of Washington, Microsoft, Google, and Adobe.

Background

I have a master’s degree from the University of Washington in Human Centered Design and Engineering. HCDE is an interdisciplinary field that places consideration for users at the forefront of design for technology. My undergraduate degree is in history, which taught me how to craft and support an original argument, and my segue into user-centered design was technical writing.

Skills

Research—I'm well-versed in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including mainstays like usability testing and card sorting, in addition to more complex ethnographic and quantitative research methods.

Writing—My technical writing expertise compliments my user research abilities, as I am able to clearly and concisely communicate complex concepts. I excel at creating targeted material for a specific audience, purpose, and use.

Design—I'm proficient with UX design and particularly experienced with iterative prototyping, moving from sketches, to wireframes, to fully-functional websites.

Philosophy

I whole-heartedly believe in the benefits of working as an advocate for users. In a world of finite resources, it is easy to lose sight of users when it comes time to make resource-constrained decisions. User-centered design is a means to overcome short-sighted pitfalls and build a product that will not only meet users’ needs but also exceed their expectations with its intuitive design and robust content. Users are inundated with options, and it is crucial to cultivate users’ trust that you have their best interests at heart when designing a product.