Hi — thanks for stopping by :)
I’m Chris Atherton. I’m a user experience architect for Numiko. I do things like user research, usability testing, wireframing, information architecture, and digital strategy; in plain English, I try to make digital products easier and friendlier to use, and I’m all about user-centred design.
My background is in cognitive psychology (aka human factors) and usability testing: prior to Numiko, I worked for Skype and Mendeley, and provided consultancy to WolfVision, m62 and the British Psychology Society. I’ve also had some very interesting conversations with the British Museum about how to improve the user experience of exhibitions. Before I worked in software, I spent about a decade researching and teaching cognitive psychology. I think a lot about how communication could be improved, and how to make software that doesn’t get in people’s way.
Aside from my job, the very long list of things I enjoy includes running, walking (everywhere), Taekwondo, snowboarding, cities, mountains, forests, words, coffee, cooking, and photography; the photo of Calgary, above, is one of mine.
Lastly: all opinions expressed here are copyright Chris Atherton 2008-2012, and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of WordPress or my current or past employers. But you probably knew that. (Click here for a really great disclaimer that I wish I’d written.)Follow @finiteattention