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About Derek Hoiem

Derek was a User Researcher and Lead Program Manager at Microsoft designing Visual Studio, Windows, and many other Microsoft products. Derek is an entrepreneur and UX consultant specializing in media and content technology. Derek has a B.S. in Technical Communication from the University of Washington.

March 29
Triangle UXPA

Attention Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Karen is speaking in your area at a Triangle UXPA / Ladies That UX event! Karen will provide an overview of the Women in Tech project, and then engage the group in a discussion.

Contextual Design 2nd Edition – New Book Now Available

The classic Contextual Design book has been retired and the new edition is now available. Contextual Design 2nd Edition: Design for Life is completely rewritten, covering how we've changed Contextual Design, including new techniques for the Cool Concepts.

August 29th:
Karen Speaking in
Salt Lake City

In this Conversation with Karen Holtzblatt, Karen will provide a brief overview of the research from the Women in Tech project, and then engage the group in a discussion. Bring your questions for Karen and have an opportunity to share your own experiences.

Karen Holtzblatt
at CHI 2016

Karen will be at the CHI Conference in San Jose on May 7th through May 12th. She's moderating a panel, co-leading a SIG, and participating in events. Be sure to find her and say "hi". SIG: Diversity in High Tech: Retaining Employees Once They’re In the Door When: Monday, May 9. 4:30-5:50 Where: ACM SIGCH

Webinar: Karen Presents New Research About Women in High Tech

Thirty-something years after the computer revolution, many are asking, "Why are women leaving tech careers?" We're applying our Contextual Inquiry techniques to gather deep ethnographic data from real design teams at actual companies to capture the workplace dynamics.