Katie Briggs

Research Meets Reality

Katie Briggs


Katie Briggs is a product designer at NPR. She is currently part of NPR’s Incubation Lab, which focuses on innovative, user-centric solutions to public media’s business problems. Previously, she led design for experimental initiatives on mobile and voice-first platforms.

For her side hustle, Briggs also oversees branding and UX as creative director for Jean Franklin, an ethical and sustainable clothing line.

Previously, Briggs was at KPCC – Southern California Public Radio, where she led design and worked to further innovation and promote inclusivity in public media. Some of her other design work includes Houston Public Media, 42 and numerous freelance assignments. Her teaching and facilitating experience includes collegiate color theory and corporate identity courses and several workshops related to design and research. Briggs received her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Talk Description
If thinking about implementing user research into your process seems overwhelming, this session is for you. The goal of this workshop is to alleviate user research-related anxieties. You’ll walk out with the skills and confidence you need to conduct studies quickly and effectively.

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