Dorothy Shamonsky, Ph.D.
Dorothy Shamonsky, Ph.D. is Chief UX Strategy Officer for ICS and Boston UX. She is focused on designing natural user interfaces to achieve simple-but-compelling user experiences for emerging technologies and the Internet of Things. Dorothy has 30+ years of experience in a broad range of user experience (UX) skills, including UX strategy, user research, interaction design, visual design, and programming. Dorothy is passionate about creating usable beauty and beautiful usability.
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