Mary-Anna Rae



User Experience Researcher


  • End users are too close to the day-to-day; designers/developers, are too vested in the current state. An ethnographer brings fresh eyes and identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation.


  • Strategic planning, road maps, and generative and evaluative research; testing with broad range of skills that include taxonomies, information architecture, ethnography, ideation, benchmarks, surveys, heuristic analysis, competitive research. Both in-lab or remote concept and usability studies.

Community Service:

  • Editor of the BayCHI Newsletter
  • Humanities/language arts tutor

Fun Fact:

  • I race outrigger canoes.