Danae Holmes

UX Research Lead, YouTube

Danae began her career at X, (formerly known as Google[x]) as a UX Research Assistant. She supported usability efforts on numerous software and hardware designs for virtual reality, robotics, and UAV projects. In 2016, she joined Twitch as a UX Researcher, focusing on the user experience and accessibility of their mobile and gaming console platforms. She joined YouTube in 2019, leading UX research for the Gaming team and recently transitioned to leading the YouTube Core Systems and Features UX research team. She received her Master’s and Ph.D.(2015) in Human Factors/Human-Computer Interaction from Rice University. Her primary interests lie in incorporating human factors in non-traditional interfaces and championing universal accessibility in product and design.

My Sessions

Too big, too small or just right? Understanding which company structure will work best for you.

Pacific Jewel Ballroom

How does the practice of UX differ if you’re working in a large company or a small one, at an agency, or as an independent consultant? How about being a part of a horizontal UX organization vs. being embedded in a product team? What are the advantages and challenges of each? Where you end up […]

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