Jan 2011

Cognitive Psychologist Carolynn Johnson

Carolynn Johnson joined Daedalus as Research and Human Factors Manager in January 2011, bringing with her more than a decade of experience combining a wide range of user research methods and interaction design to create innovative user experiences for diverse industries, platforms and audiences. Most recently Carolynn worked with Ansaldo STS USA to ensure that the human element was carefully considered in the design of various next-generation train control systems.

Previously Carolynn advanced the understanding of the consumer experience via various research strategies while with Thomson Consumer Electronics, the parent company of RCA, and translated these research results into user experiences that have thus far yielded 8 US patents for features implemented in eBooks, Satellite TV Receivers, Digital Video Recorders, among others.

Carolynn holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University, and has previously taught the psychology of human-computer interaction at IUPUI, a course which provided an introduction to the physiological and psychology processes that determine whether a person will be able to successfully interact with an interface.

Outside of work, Carolynn enjoys remodeling the older home her family purchased when moving to Pittsburgh, gardening, reading, and spending time with her husband and daughter.