• Master of Science in Information, Human Computer Interaction, School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Master of Arts, Cinema & Media Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Dual Major in Film & Video Studies and English Language & Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

Stephanie Haley

User Experience Research Lead

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“As a lifelong learner, I’ve always been interested in the variety of ways to think about different types of educational and learning opportunities, everything from using games/pop culture in the classroom to informal learning opportunities outside of traditional educational environments (like libraries, YouTube, etc).  I work at the Center for Academic Innovation because of the awesome community of peers who share this same passion for exploring the future of education.  Additionally, my experience in human-centered design and user experience has driven a desire of mine to better understand those who are impacted by the experiences we produce. Working at Academic Innovation provides me the opportunity to learn and grow in User Experience Research and learning/educational technologies with that community of peers.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

As the User Experience Research Lead, Stephanie works with the Research & Development team to coordinate and conduct user and learner experience research across the Center for Academic Innovation portfolio.

Before joining Academic Innovation, Stephanie was a human-centered design facilitator at Ford Motor Company where she led design thinking workshops for cross-functional, diverse teams. Previously, she had worked in a variety of user-centered roles, including as an Engagement and Iteration Manager at AI, a High-Tech Anthropologist at Menlo Innovations, and UX Design/Researcher at GE. Recently, Stephanie was the Communications Lead for the Michigan Chapter of User Experience Professionals Association from 2017-2019.

Prior to her work in user experience, Stephanie spent time researching fan communities in television, film, and popular culture, working as a sound designer for television commercials, and managing a women’s interest blog on popular culture.

Ask me to learn about:
    • UX research methodologies
    • Workshop design & facilitation
    • Fan Communities (specifically around pop culture)
    • Film/Television History and Trivia
    • Pierogi-making (best practices/recipes)
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