Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Title: Interaction Design for Engineers
Date: April 2, 2021
Location: Remote interactive presentation for Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Mountain View, CA, USA.
As a guest lecturer for Professor Cynthia Kuo‘s class “Interaction Design for Engineers”, HumanLogic Principal Karen Donoghue delivered a 90-minute custom presentation with Q&A on Designing Interactions @Scale.
Karen’s talk covered her work in advanced device design, IoT UX and platform interaction design at scales ranging from thousands to millions of devices worldwide. Karen also presented a case study combining IoT device design and entrepreneurship explaining the launch of Local Haze, a global air quality monitoring application that she has released for the iPhone that monitors over 26,000 sensors.
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Title: Visiting Designer Forum Seminar, Fall 2021
Date: August 26 and August 31, 2021
Location: Remote interactive presentation for USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
As a guest lecturer for Professor April Greiman’s graduate design seminar, HumanLogic Principal Karen Donoghue delivered two 90-minute custom presentations with Q&A on Design.
“In the fall of 2021 for a Visiting Designer Forum Seminar that I teach at USC, Karen Donoghue delivered a remote guest lecture to my graduate students in design.
Over the course of an hour, Karen gave a lecture about her design career and her experience as an independent product designer for products released worldwide. She answered students’ questions about her work and career and encouraged them to think about their careers as designers.
At my request, Karen prepared and delivered a Design Challenge for the students. This short assignment was to be presented on a smartphone or smartwatch form factor. Over the course of two lectures, Karen and I critiqued the students’ work and delivered constructive feedback.
I would highly recommend Karen as an excellent and enthusiastic guest lecturer in design at the graduate level.”
Professor April Greiman, Faculty/MFA Design
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Title: Crowdsourcing data for consumer-ready environmental monitoring
Date: April 9, 2020
Location: Remote interactive presentation for Tufts University Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering, Medford, MA, USA.
HumanLogic Principals Karen Donoghue and Craig Newell delivered a 45-minute presentation with Q&A to the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. The talk covered challenges around using crowdsourced data to design and deploy environmental monitoring at scale.
The audience included invited members of the departments of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering. More details.
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Title: Interactions @scale for monitoring air
Date: November, 2021
Location: Remote interactive presentation for USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
As a guest lecturer for Professor Robert Checchi’s undergraduate introductory class on User Experience Design in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, HumanLogic Principal Karen Donoghue delivered a guest lecture with Q&A on User Experience Design.
“As a faculty member at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, I teach an undergraduate introductory class on User Experience Design in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The course is open to all majors, and students work in teams to design and develop a mobile application.
In November 2021, I invited Karen Donoghue to deliver a guest lecture for my students to teach students about state-of-the-art practices for planning, designing and building mobile products.
Karen prepared and delivered a professional-quality remote guest lecture with slides and follow-on Q&A with students. She covered a detailed case study for an app called Local Haze that she has developed to monitor air quality worldwide. Karen covered the methodologies and processes to plan, design, build and launch a mobile app with a focus on the target personas that constitute the app’s primary audience. Karen also covered some aspects of her long career as a product designer, highlighting the types of challenges and activities involved in the current practices of product design.
As a design professor, I would highly recommend Karen as a highly expert speaker on topics related to product and user experience design.”
Professor Robert Checchi