Shannon McConnell, UX/UI Consultant

Hometown? Rural Minnesota

Education? B.A. from American University in International Service and User Experience Design with General Assembly

What do you want to be when you grow up? Director of a design studio, that facilitates thinking creatively of how to solve problems with technology

What inspires you? Making people’s lives easier, technology has so much potential to do good. With creativity, we can do so much to make people’s lives easier and safer.

What value does user design add to a company/start-up? For example, we’ve all seen a website that is not easy to use. User research is a short cut. From the beginning you understand your user and you can make the right product.