Tania Schlatter head shotI am a design strategist, researcher, educator, and author, equally interested in content, form, and people. I work with stakeholders, researchers, and developers at IQSS to decide what to design, and how to design it using a system-aware and user-centered approach. I lead UX & UI work in the product development group, including user research and defining communication strategies for product services. Outside of IQSS, I teach interaction and information design classes and advice graduate students at Northeastern University.

I co-wrote the book “Visual Usability, Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications”, published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2013. I studied human-centered communication design at the Institute of Design in Chicago (MDes); graphic design in Brissago, Switzerland with Paul Rand and Armin Hofmann through the Yale University summer program; and majored in graphic design at Boston University (BFA).

Recent work

August 2020 
Presentation and panel discussion for the course: The Pandemic: Science and Society, at Washington University in St. Louis
This presentation introduces basic tenets for successful health communication, and shows work in progress on icons for a Harvard contact tracing app. 

June 2020
Forthcoming: Ana Trisovic, Philip Durbin, Tania Schlatter, Gustavo Durand, Sonia Barbosa, Danny Brooke, and Merce Crosas. “Advancing computational reproducibility in the Dataverse data repository platform.” In The 3rd International Workshop on Practical Reproducible Evaluation of Systems (P-RECS). Publisher's Version

May 2020
Presentation "Make me think! How might we create appropriate barriers for responsible interactions in Dataverse?" Information Architects Academics and Practitioners Roundtable

February 2020
I moderated the discussion 'The IA Element in Practice" at World IA Day, Boston. 

Winter 2019
"Expanding the Discourse: Future Practices in Scholarly Publishing" published in Decipher Vol. 1 (Barness, Papaelias, Schlatter)

November 2019
Invited talk, Biogen, Boston "Communicating with Data: Visual design principles and practices for effective digital scientific communications"

September 2019
Lightning Talk, World Interaction Design Day, Boston: "Make me think! Creating appropriate barriers for responsible interactions in Dataverse"