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Al Youngblood

Al Youngblood

Senior UX Researcher Lead at UpTop

Seattle, Washington
Information Technology and Services
  1. UpTop
  1. UpTop,
  2. Microsoft,
  3. User Research International
  1. University of Washington
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Senior User Experience Researcher Lead

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Senior UX Researcher capable of driving projects from concept to completion with deadline sensitivity and actionable results. Strong research thinking, analytical background, and experience with PM, Dev, and Design teams for client-facing apps on mobile, tablet, and desktop. Ability to create research plans, protocols, budgets, and form strategy.

Specialties: Usability testing, surveys, focus groups, heuristic evaluation, IA/Nav testing, User Interviews, Cognitive Walkthrough, Contextual Inquiry, Web Analytics/CRO, Persona/scenarios, Wireframes, Competitive Analysis, A/B Testing, Case Studies

Research Interests: UX ROI, Strategy, Mobile, HCI, Engagement
Volunteer: Vice-President, UXPA Seattle, Co-Organizer UX/IA Meetup Seattle


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UXPA Seattle

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Strategy, leadership, fundraising, planning, and recruitment

Twitter: @uxpaseattle

UX/IA Meet-up

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Largest UX Meet-up in Seattle area with more than 2500 members.

Previous volunteer since 2007. Helping plan events for curated monthly events on second Tuesday of each month. Collaboration with IXDA Seattle.

Association of Information Management Students (AIMS at UW)


Original Co-Founder, President. Work with Administration to improve student life and help reach out to industry for mentoring and seminars. Leadership position in University of Washington, School of Information Student Council.

Additional Organizations

Puget Sound SIGCHI (Member)



Social Network Analysis(Link)

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  • User-centered Design
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  • Wireframes
  • User Scenarios
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Contextual Inquiry
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  • Web Analytics
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  • Card Sorting
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  • Ethnography
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  • Mobile Phone Apps
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  • Mobile Devices
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Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Al is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Al cares about:

  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services

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