Matt Garvin | Astronaut Anthropologist

a mixed methods UX Research Designer interested in Human-Computer Interaction,
AR/MR/VR, and Digital/Cyborg Anthropology

In my first year as an MSI at the University of Michigan School of Information, I’ve specialized in UX Research and Design, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Computing. I mastered coursework on Cognitive Psychology and Human Behavior, Interaction Design, Contextual Inquiry and UX Consulting, and Python Programming. I’m focused on Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation, Graphic Design, and the Accessible Design of Complex Websites. I provided UX Consulting for the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, and developed a mobile app concept to support a need in my community.

I’m currently providing UX Consulting for IBM Developer. And am a UX/UI Specialist and Human-in-the-Loop Usability Lab Testing Coordinator for SEDS@UM (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), on the CLAWS (Compact Localized Augmented Workstation) and BLiSS (Bioastronautics and Life Support Systems) student research groups competing in the NASA SUITS and Moon to Mars Exploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-HAB) Challenges.