Education:
  • Master of Science in Information – Human Computer Interaction, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Studies and Spanish, University of Michigan College of Language, Science, and the Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Performance Acting, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Nathan Magyar

User Experience Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, a passionate supporter of education, a creative problem solver, a skilled designer and researcher, and a growing web developer. Working at Academic Innovation allows me to combine all of those aspects of myself while working with a great group of highly intelligent, enthusiastic, inventive people. I also hold 3 degrees from the University, so both the institution and Ann Arbor are very near and dear to my heart!”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

As a User Experience Designer for the Center for Academic Innovation, Nathan specifically focuses on projects pertaining to online learning and new residential learning tools. His daily work involves researching how people are using the applications the Center creates and gathering feedback on them, designing new pages and features, and writing frontend code (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to bring his designs to life. He also contributes to the professional growth of Academic Innovation student fellows by coordinating and delivering design and frontend development workshops.

Before coming to Academic Innovation as a full-time staff member, Nathan worked for a summer as an Academic Innovation student fellow on the User Experience Design team. Prior to that, he designed websites and print materials for the University of Michigan College of Engineering and taught English in South Korea.

Ask me to learn about:
    • Paper Art
    • Frontend Web Development
    • Spanish
    • Acting
    • Juggling
    • Piano
    • Saxophone
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