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HCI Seminar 2/7, Helena Roeber -- User-Centered Design Innovation

Michael Bernstein msb at
Mon Feb 3 18:15:26 PST 2014

Helena Roeber
User-Centered Design Innovation

February 7, 2014, 12:50-2:05pm, Gates B01 · Open to the public
CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and

How do you create products that people express affection for as if they
were loved family members? How do you know a product will solve people's
real world problems? How do you create products that revolutionize how we
interact with the world around us?

Helena Roeber will talk about industry-tested strategies for creating
emotionally satisfying, useful and innovative products by way of a
user-centered design process. She will describe challenges to innovative
human-centered product design and introduce strategies for overcoming those

Helena Roeber has extensive industry experience in the areas of innovation,
mobile user experience, and applied agile UX processes. As the head of
Android's UX research team from 2007 through 2012, she established a
user-centered research program and built a world class team for the
immensely successful mobile operating system. Previously, she started
Google's first international UX research program, bringing user insights
from diverse technology users across the globe. Helena has practiced UX
research for over 12 years, creating world wide user experiences for mobile
devices, maps, search, commerce, social communication, entertainment, and
data analytics. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Stanford
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