Janaina Pantoja

Sr. UX Researcher, Google

Janaina is passionate about leveraging research to improve the experiences of those using digital products and services. She is fascinated by human behaviors and contextual decision-making, which led her to study neuroscience in graduate school. Janaina is dedicated to advancing the UX community and has worked to establish educational programs for UXPA International. She has spent over a decade leading academic and industry research. She has worked in a wide variety of domains, including real estate, insurance, and e-commerce. Janaina received her PhD in neurobiology from Duke University and is currently a Sr. UX researcher at Google.

My Sessions

Hidden skills of the senior researcher: reflections on what “senior” really means beyond job descriptions.

Pacific Jewel Ballroom

Researchers are faced with a dizzying variety of job titles and expectations for similar “senior researcher” roles. From one company to the next, the level descriptions may be different or overlap, making it hard to know where you fit in or how to get promoted. So, what are some of the qualities that truly define […]

Career Development and Management Deep dive