Research Associates

Research Associate, Kiran Beg
Kiran is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Prior to joining the UXC, she worked at Microsoft as a playtest moderator, running and conducting usability studies on various video games. Most recently, she worked at The Boeing Company in Everett, WA, as a Publications Development Specialist, focusing on technical documentation and catalog design work.

Kiran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.

Research Associate, Saloni Borar
Saloni Borar is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. She brings more than 6 years of experience in the advertising and design Industry. Prior to joining the UXC, she was working at JWT, India where she was responsible for the creative output, branding, identity design, marketing materials, TV commercials, website designs for numerous clients. Where she received various accolades for brand identity and environmental design. Most recently she was working at IdeaPerfect Communications as the Creative head, where she lead the design team. She delivered design solutions for several South Asian start-ups and established companies.

Saloni holds a Masters degree in Creative Advertising from University College Falmouth, U.K. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University, with a focus on design and usability.

Research Associate, Tracy Flynn
Tracy Flynn is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center.  Prior to joining the UXC, she lived in New York City and worked as an Account Executive at Google, where she managed and expanded relationships with clients in the airline, cruise, and theme-park industries.  As a Business Development Manager at Frommer’s, she collaborated with travel-industry marketers and content managers to pitch, plan, and launch customized travel-content microsites.       

Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wells College, where she studied Literature and Economics and graduated summa cum laude.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.  

Research Associate, Jeanne Harran
Jeanne Harran is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Prior to joining the UXC she worked as a Web Operations Specialist for Wellesley Information Services (WIS). During her time at WIS, she collaborated with editorial and marketing on the redesign of SAPinsider, a premier source of information for SAP products and services. Over the past three years Jeanne has worked with HandReach, a local non-profit dedicated to developing resources in rehabilitative care for survivors of trauma in the developing world. She was responsible for the design and launch of the non-profit’s website, which assisted in the fundraising efforts for the non-profit.  

Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.

Research Associate, Lisa Lokshin
Lisa Lokshin is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Prior to joining the UXC, Lisa was a Production Assistant for Masterpiece on PBS, where she worked on such award-winning series as Downton Abbey and Sherlock. She has also worked in education, e-commerce, and as a marketing and communications consultant in the arts sector. Lisa is passionate about effective visual and verbal communication, which has brought her to the user experience field.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University. 

Research Associate, Adi Meir
Adi Meir is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Prior to joining the UXC she was a researcher at the Israel Gerontological Data Center. She designed surveys and conducted research on several social science issues. Results were published in academic articles and reports for the government. She was previously a research assistant at the Falk Institute for Health Research, where she conducted statistical analysis of mental health related data.

Adi holds an MA in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In her thesis she studied the cognitive process of speech production. She is currently pursuing her MS in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.

Research Associate, Dani Nordin
Dani Nordin is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. She specializes in helping hard-working Drupal teams organize, gather requirements for, and understand the content and users of complex projects. Prior to joining the User Experience Center, Dani worked with Berklee College of Music to integrate two legacy internal systems into the college’s primary Drupal website. Contributions included: user research; stakeholder interviews; an overhaul of the site’s information architecture; design and prototyping of an internal user dashboard, departmental websites and the college’s Alumni magazine; collaborating with developers to re-architect file management and uploads; training content managers on using the new system; and a comprehensive redesign of the college’s Faculty/Staff Directory.

Dani is the author of several popular books on design and project management for Drupal, including Drupal for Designers (O’Reilly, 2012), Planning and Managing Drupal Projects (O’Reilly, 2011) and Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 (contributor, Apress, 2011).  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Design and Business from Lesley University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.

Research Associate, Neha Raghuvanshi
Neha Raghuvanshi is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Prior to joining the UXC, Neha worked with Accenture Singapore and India for over 3.5 years as an SAP Portal and Human Capital Management (HCM) Consultant. As an SAP Consultant, she was responsible for development and design of the Enterprise Portal for global clients from diverse industries such as Chemical and Natural Resources, Financial Services, Governments. She was also responsible for implementation and integration of various HR business processes into the SAP systems. She has completed an internship with Volkswagen, Dubai and has also worked as an advisor for her family jewelry business in Dubai. 

Neha holds a Diploma in Jewelry Design from International Gemological Institute.She has completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Mumbai University.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University. 
 
Research Associate, Darleen Wilson
Darleen Wilson is a Research Associate at the User Experience Center. Following a substantial career as a recording engineer and producer, she transitioned into Web media and worked in that capacity for nine years at WGBH Boston, a national public broadcasting affiliate and producer. As Director of WGBH Online, Darleen oversaw design, development, and content production for wgbh.org. Subsequent to WGBH, she worked with software startup GenusMail, where she coauthored a patent for electronic communications, awarded in 2012.
 
Darleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Writing from Marlboro College. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley University.