Hi, I'm Charlie Blue! As a service designer and UX researcher focused on wellbeing, I leverage co-design techniques to make space for the nuance in people’s stories, my PM experience to frame opportunities by questioning norms, and my technical skills to build new possibilities.
Research exploring scalable systems for education nonprofits to manage information about their students. Conducted as a Master's capstone project in partnership with local youth arts nonprofit Urban Artworks.
I'm Charlie Blue (they/them), a service designer & UX researcher with 4+ years of experience, focused on how technology can support holistic wellbeing.
My work unites the research methodology & critical theory I learned during my Master’s in HCI + Design at the University of Washington; my industry experience performing research, design, and strategy to deliver holistic product improvements as a PM at Microsoft; and the technical skills I gained during my undergraduate degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.
In focusing on health & wellbeing, I aim to hold space for people’s unique lived experiences, question the systems that shape these experiences, and center the deep investment in community care that I’ve learned to prioritize as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, my research leverages human-centered design methods such as co-design and contextual inquiry.
Life in seattle
Outside of work, I love to explore Seattle by going on long bike rides with my partner, and then recover from those bike rides by snuggling our cat and eating heart-warming meals from Bryant Terry’s Vegetable Kingdom cookbook.