Alex O'Neal can be seen in the wild in the Austin area, working to optimize user experience wherever she can. Her award-winning background includes Fortune 50 and 100 companies such as Dell, Texas Instruments, and Nortel, as well as the web’s oldest social network and a medical software dot com, supporting users ranging from engineers and medical professionals to shoe buyers and nostalgic veterans. Right now she runs her own consultancy, specializing in data visualization.
Jack of all trades, master of some, Alex’s experience in programming, database architecture, psychology, search, experiment design, and information science constantly informs her HCI, IA, IxD, UI, and UX work. She has worked as designer, front-end developer, researcher, manager, strategist, analyst, and product owner across global cross-functional teams. She is a self-professed Agile addict.
Alex has published two formal articles: Towards a More Cognitive Knowledge Management, 2000; and Intention-Focused Design: Applying Perceptual Control Theory to Discover User Intent, 2012. Alex’s online database work goes back to 1991, but her web career formally began in 1998 in Dallas, and has taken her to Seattle, Northern California, Austin, and Argentina. Her current obsessions are narrative taxonomy and data visualization.
User Experience Design Immersive
Ten weeks. All day. Monday through Friday. Learn the skills of a UX designer and put them to work while building a comprehensive portfolio.
Wine + Wireframes: UX for Beginners
Join a User Experience Design Instructor for a beginners intro to User Experience Design and the basics of wireframing. Get hands on to create your own wireframe over wine.
Break Into UX: Wireframes for Beginners
Join our User Experience Design Instructor for a beginners intro to User Experience Design and the basics wireframing. Get hands on to create your own wireframe over wine.
Data Visualization and Usability
Data: everyone has it, few know what to do with it. This class goes beyond picking the right chart for the data!