Red Pill UX is led by Eva Kaniasty, who acts as principal consultant on most projects, working in a collaborative manner with agencies, internal teams, and/or other trusted consultants. She’s worked in a range of industries, including healthcare, education, and high tech, but what she truly cares about is making technology easier for people to use regardless of subject domain. She received her Master’s from Bentley University in 2007, serves on the board of UXPA Boston, and is a repeat presenter at local and national conferences.
Red Pill UX is a certified woman-owned business in the state of Massachusetts.
If you’ve seen the Matrix, you know that taking the red pill will help you see the world as it really is (much like understanding your users).
If you haven’t, enjoy the clip below.
Triangulation is one of Eva’s favorite words, which explains how she combined 3 unrelated interests – psychology, technology, and giving advice – into a career in user experience. Her current interests include visualizing research results, coaching & training, and accomplishing the impossible. She hates making decisions without considering the evidence, and people who refuse to use the oxford comma.
Tuco is a fan of Lean UX, while Kitty favors the cat-centered approach to design. They serve as invaluable and tireless home office assistants.
In her spare time, Eva refines her design eye through photography. Follow Garden of Good and Eva below.
Eva has served on the board of UXPA Boston since 2011 (including as President 2013-2015), where her key focus has been building and supporting the local user experience community.
As of summer 2016, UXPA Boston is nearing 5,000 members, and the annual conference attracts nearly 1000 attendees.
Eva is a graduate of the Bentley HFID Master’s program, and remains closely involved with the Bentley UX community through mentoring, and through her connection as a previous employee at the Bentley User Experience Center.
Eva offers individual user experience coaching and mentoring through the Interaction Design Foundation
IDF is an independent non-profit initiative with an objective that sounds like a paradox: that of increasing the level of global design education to an Ivy League standard, while at the same time reducing costs to as low as possible.
Eva sits on the User Centered Design advisory board of Brandeis University.
Brandeis University’s Division of Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) provides an academic experience to working professionals who require part-time graduate programs. GPS is committed to excellence in its academic programming in applied fields. Each program is guided by an Advisory Board.
Forge Worldwide is a Boston-based brand strategy and advertising agency. Red Pill has collaborated with Forge on a number of complex informational web redesigns, including Husson University, Savings Bank Life Insurance (SBLI), and International Yacht Restoration School.
CX partners is a UK-based customer experience consultancy with a global clientele. CX Partners has engaged Red Pill on the US portion of a number of usability testing & research projects in the US, including Clarks Shoes, Nokia Music, and British Standards Institute (BSI Group).
In addition to ongoing partnerships, Red Pill UX collaborates with a variety of design and research agencies, including Mad*Pow, Wiklund Research & Design, MK3 Creative, Toth + Co, Proximity Lab, Cahoots, and Connelly Partners.