Kate Finn

Kate Finn
Wiser Usability, Inc.

Kate Finn has been working on user interfaces and usability since the early 1980’s. After earning a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from Georgetown University, she conducted research on natural language understanding systems and automated speech recognition. At SRI International, she created prototypes of graphical user interfaces for sophisticated intelligence systems. While working in multimedia and collaborative workstations, she co-edited the book Video-Mediated Communication. Since leaving SRI, Kate has worked as an independent usability consultant, primarily on websites. She obtained a Certificate in Gerontology to better understand the unique capabilities and needs of older users. Currently Kate is co-founder and CEO of Wiser Usability. She also blogs about design, aging, and technology at kate-finn.com.

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