Recorded March 4, 2022, as part of the UX Speaker Series in the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.
Human nature meets the workplace— counterintuitive findings for a happier career
Connie Missimer began her career as a philosophy instructor, becoming influential in the emerging field of critical thinking. She took a professional turn when she moved to Seattle, receiving an MS in HCDE in 2002. This training proved invaluable for her corporate journey, encompassing small companies as well as Microsoft and AT&T, where she did user research and advised cell phone partners on making their apps more user-friendly. In the past five years, her career has come full circle, as she applies data from the social and brain sciences through a critical thinking lens to the corporate experience. She conducts several workshops on the O’Reilly Media learning platform.