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Irini Spyridakis

Lecturer, Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington

Biography

Irini Spyridakis is a Lecturer in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Spyridakis is a user advocate who enjoys helping ensure that the user's experience is effortless and contributes to adoption, loyalty, and trust. She is fascinated by the intersection of technology and users, and appreciates the myriad of diverse settings that affect work flows, use of social media, and adoption rates in different markets. Irini is interested in sustainable design, resource constrained communities, and creative approaches to STEM education. She has close to 20 years of teaching experience and extensive experience in curriculum development. She is an experienced UX researcher and designer, locally and internationally. Her recent international UX consulting includes work for the Information Point for Lesvos Volunteers concerning the migrant and refugee crisis and The International Reggae Poster Contest with a vision for building a Frank Gehry designed museum and performance center in Kingston, Jamaica.

Education

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
BA, Geography, University of Washington, Focus on resource constrained communities and American Ethnic Studies

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