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28 January, 2015
Rapid 7, One Main St. Penthouse Cambridge, MA 02142 Eventbrite RSVP

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Blade Kotelly, Chief Designer, Rapid7

Prior to this, Blade has also served as Chief Designer for Oracle’s Endeca product. Blade has worked on the design of a variety of products for the Fortune 500 including search and information access systems, the first clam-shell pagers for Motorola, and hundreds of speech-recognition systems and websites. Blade also wrote the book on speech-recognition interface design (Addison Wesley, 2003), The Art and Business of Speech Recognition: Creating the Noble Voice and his work and thoughts have been featured in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on media including TechTV, NPR, and the BBC. For the past eight years, Blade has taught course on design thinking, first at Tufts University and now at MIT where he’s been teaching for the past three years. Blade and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and Harvard University, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Human-Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Engineering and Management from MIT.



A valuable part of user research is being able to collect information on a customer’s needs and understand their activities and workflows. In security, many customers prefer to limit access to their software environment and specific data that could be used to improve usability. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the user experience challenges we’ve encountered when designing software for customers with unique privacy and other security concerns.

Neil EstacioSr. UX Designer, Rapid7

Neil manages the visual design team and is involved in defining experiences for individual applications as well as cross-product design and consistency. Prior to Rapid7, Neil worked with teams from Yahoo, Hulu, and Netflix to design the Smart TV interfaces at Vizio. Previously, he was part of the product team at Google and an early member of Google Creative Lab, developing and defining experiences for numerous products from Gmail to Chrome and Android. He received his BA in English from UCLA.

Ranjan BhattaraiSr. UX Architect, Rapid7@UXDX

For over ten years, Ranjan has been passionately simplifying complexities across payment, education, and information security industries. He has worked on enterprise payment processing software, curated design pattern libraries, and designed interactive museum exhibits.  Ranjan was the design lead on a recently released iPad app that empowers educators to grade papers and monitor student progress on the go.

Ranjan holds an MBA from Bentley University and is currently finishing his MS in Human Factors. Before joining Rapid7, Ranjan worked as a Senior Product Designer for Blackboard Inc.