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Email: katie@panciera.net
Twitter: kpanciera

4-192A Kenneth H Keller Hall
200 Union St SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

I just began a job at Facebook as a User Experience Researcher. I'm also in the process of finishing my Ph.D. with GroupLens Research in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. My advisor is Dr. Loren Terveen. My research has been supported by several fellowships including a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and I also interned at Google as a User Experience Researcher.

I received my BAs from Berea College in Computer Science and Mathematics.


My research in the area of social computing and HCI. I am interested in the dynamics of online peer production communities, specifically how consumers and average contributors differ from users who produce the majority of the content. I've looked in depth at this issue in both Wikipedia and Cyclopath. As part of my research I've done logs analysis, surveys, interviews, and user testing. more

User Experience

I enjoy working to improve user experiences. Through my research, teaching assistantships, and internship, I have learned a variety of methods. These include quantitative analysis, persona building, survey design, heuristic evaluation, cognitive walkthroughs, user interviews, and in person and remote usability testing. more

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