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Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Design advocacy in product development

To increase the awareness of the importance of design in product development, Karen Donoghue and Craig Newell from HumanLogic have presented to founders at accelerators and entrepreneurship centers and have also shared their knowledge with product development teams

HumanLogic UX Bootcamp for MIT Venture Mentoring Service January 2022

UX Bootcamp for Founders

Hosted by:
MIT Venture Mentoring Service
2 hours, virtual presentation
January 2022

UX Research and Journey Mapping with Karen Donoghue, Principal, HumanLogic, prepared for Exponential Impact and presented to the accelerator’s Amplify cohort.

UX Workshop for Founders

Hosted by:
Exponential Impact
90 minutes, virtual presentation
November 2021

Jumbo Cafe: Understanding the Problem with Karen Donoghue, hosted by the  Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts University

Workshop for Entrepreneuers

Hosted by:
Derby Center for Entrepreneurship at Tufts University
1 hour, virtual presentation
October 2021

UX Expert Office Hours

Karen Donoghue provides 1:1 advice for founders and product teams in early-stage ventures

MIT Venture Mentoring Service

MIT Venture Mentoring Service

MIT VMS supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
Hold Office Hours several times per year since 2011

E14 Fund at MIT

E14 Fund

E14 Fund is the early-stage venture capital firm from and for the MIT / Media Lab startup community.
Held Office Hours during Summer 2021



Advised founders and teams participating in the 2021 New York Barclays Accelerator on product design planning.
Held Office Hours March – May 2021 CoLab

Advised founders and teams participating in CoLab
Held Office Hours August 2021 – January 2022


To scale the delivery of design’s importance in the product definition process

Envision Product: User Experience for Founders

Expert, practical guidance on user experience and product design for founders and new product managers. (Published by HumanLogic, 2021)

Architect for UX flexibility while finding Product-Market Fit By Karen Donoghue, Principal, HumanLogic

Architect for UX flexibility while finding Product-Market Fit

For founders investigating PMF, design a product architecture to enable flexibility in the user experience that allows for strategic selling and investigation of potential partnerships.

Built for Use: driving profitability through the user experience

Built for Use: Driving profitability through the user experience

The first business book on UX, a practical guide to linking business strategy with the art and science of user experience. (Published by McGraw-Hill, 2002)