Katie McCurdy is a User Experience Designer & Researcher focusing on healthcare, and she is also a longtime autoimmune patient. Her mission is to help patients tell their stories, help providers focus on the work they love, and facilitate better communication between all healthcare stakeholders. She uses her powers of empathy, visualization, and collaboration to help accomplish these goals.
Katie has recently consulted with the University of Vermont Medical Center, working to improve the patient and provider experience using human-centered design. Prior to her hospital work, she designed apps and products for startups Medivo and Notabli, health data non-profit Open mHealth, and clients like LabCorp, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson.
As a patient Katie has dabbled with different ways of visualizing her health and symptoms, and she has shared these experiments with her doctors, online, and at various conferences and events.
Katie has spoken and organized workshops at healthcare and design conferences such as Interaction17, Medicine X, Healthcare Experience Design, UX Strategies Summit, and UX Burlington.
She holds a Masters of Science in Information with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan School of Information. She lives, skis, hikes, eats chocolate, and organizes local healthcare events in Burlington, VT.