Christian Briggs

Senior Digital Product Designer

I create digital products with amazing teams.

Please download my resume here or contact me on LinkedIn.
Please also check out my user research-focused experience here.

2022-Present: Senior Digital Product Designer at hc1

hc1 was founded in 2011 to identify real-time insights and risk signals from complex laboratory data. Since then it has added innovative products that help health care providers improve pharmacogenetic patient outcomes and post market clinical follow-up for MedTech companies.

As hc1's first Digital Product Designer, I work with our amazing Product, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Scientific teams to grow a customer-centric, design-first product approach.

2020-2022: Senior Digital Product Designer at the Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)

The IxDF was founded in 2002 and serves over 140,000 students. As a Senior Product Designer, I collaborate with all parts of the IxDF to design and ship features of the IxDF platform and products.

2018-2020: UX Designer at RideAmigos and Freelance Developer

By day I work on the design and development of RideAmigos SaaS Transportation Demand System products. Nights and weekends I work on scientific research projects.

2009 to 2017: Digital Product Designer, PhD Researcher, Book Author

During this intensely productive time, I secured funding to research, design and build Choir while conduct cutting-edge research and sharing what I learned with the public through a book, invited talks and published research.

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Choir Product Research and Design
Co-FounderDesignerUser Researcher

Launched first iteration of a digital learning platform

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PhD, Human-Computer Interaction
ResearcherOrg AnalysisTeacher

Researched design of large-scale sociotechnical systems at IU Bloomington

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Co-AuthorField ResearchWriting

Researched and co-wrote Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, a book about the practical development of digital skills

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Publications and Invited Talks
Writer and SpeakerWorkshopsPresentations

Throughout this time, i shared as much of my learning as possible with the public

2005 to 2008: Digital Product Designer, Consultant and Master’s Degree Student

After a decade of practical work on digital products, I decided to extend my experience with formal education. During this time I continued to consult and secured angel funding to research and design

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Co-founderDesignerUser Researcher

Launched first iteration of an angel-funded customer co-creation platform.

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SociaLens Consulting

Digital skill consulting with clients like YMCA of the USA, Aerobed, Indiana University.

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M.A. Human-Computer Interaction
StudentUser ResearcherUX Design

Attended the Indiana University School of Informatics to pursue research interests and formalize my practical UX skills

2000 to 2005: Digital Product Designer, Developer and Instructor

From 2000-2005 i worked as a UX designer, developer and educator

UX DesignerUser Researcher

UX research/design of analytics apps for Wal-Mart, Biogen and Ahold Global

Johnson and Wales University

Designed and taught lab-based courses in Web and Multimedia design and development

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Game designer and developerUX DesignGame Development

UX design/development of Flash-based educational games.

United Communications Group

Management, UX design and development for trade publisher