Liz Latty

UX Researcher & UX Writer committed to accessibility, equity, and impact

elatty@gmail.com  |  (510) 227-0214 |  Brooklyn, NY | www.lizlattyux.com

Professional
Experience

May 2022 - Present

UX Researcher, Trans Lifeline

  • Conduct foundational user experience research for national Safe Hotlines campaign including competitive analysis & secondary research

  • Design, implement, and analyze user surveys

  • Develop basic user personas & journeys 

  • Create low-fi mockups for temporary landing page & recommendations toward future microsite

Jan 2021 - Present

UX Researcher & Content Developer, The Ratio

  • Conduct heuristic UX/UI evaluations of desktop and mobile sites

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional team to ensure implementation, cohesion, and continuity with brand strategy and company goals

  • Develop web and mobile content incl. research, strategy, writing, editorial, and style guide 

  • Manage content data sets including QA & version control 

  • NFT research, curation, & construction

June 2005 - Present

Author & Independent Scholar, www.liz_latty.com 

  • Published storyteller and author of essays, articles, memoir, and poetry 

  • Independent Critical Adoption Studies scholar with over 10 years of experience in research & scholarly writing, as well as public speaking and presentations at conferences, workshops, classroom visits, & events

Aug 2019 - Dec 2021

  • Developed & taught undergraduate courses in research methods, personal essay writing, creative inquiry, and academic writing 

  • Developed remote courses employing Canvas LMIS, Google Suite, social media, Zoom, and other tools to create accessible, engaging, and meaningful digital learning communities

 Feb 2020 - Aug. 2020

App-based Curriculum Specialist, Hats & Ladders, Inc.

  • Developed app-based career exploration curriculum for youth with a focus on equity, accessibility, and user-centered design

  • Collaborated regularly with content team 

  • Collaborated with UX researchers to incorporate findings from focus groups and in-depth interviews into curriculum content & information architecture

Oct 2019

Design Thinking Facilitator, Femmetech  

  • Co-facilitated design thinking retreat with Moveable INK staff to solve organizational challenges

Jan 2017 - June 2019

Vision & Strategy Team Member, The Adoption Museum Project    

  • Co-created strategic vision for digital public history platform as part of interdisciplinary team

Feb 2016 - Oct 2018

Curriculum Developer, Research Foundation of CUNY          

  • Principal writer of NYSED/CUNY CareerKits, adopted as required curriculum in adult literacy programs throughout New York State

  • Conducted long term secondary research & semi-structured in-depth interviews 

Education

2010 - 2012

Goddard College | MFA in Creative Writing

2002 - 2005

Wayne State University | B.A. in Honors English 

Certificates,
Courses, & Skills

Certificates & Courses 
  • Intro to UX: UX Research, Parsons School of Design

  • UX Foundation Research

  • UX Remote Research

  • Feminist Research Methods & Methodologies

  • Online Teaching

Skills
  • Writing & Editing

  • Qualitative Research

  • Teaching, Training, & Facilitation

  • Content Development

  • Curriculum Development

  • Public Speaking

  • Program Management