Robin Smail has focused on the connections between learning, community and user-centric design throughout her career. As the user experience designer in Penn State’s Teaching & Learning with Technology group, she helps to imagine and build things that make the Penn State community more open and connected.
Her current focus is the user experience in application development, including the Penn State Digital Badging Platform, an open resource bank, and the complete redesign of the administrative user journey of an intelligent collaboration research application.
Robin is an award-winning speaker in the higher education community, and travels throughout North America to speak and teach on user experience, universal design, and emerging trends and their and their integration into the teaching and learning process. She’s a passionate user advocate, and can be found online everywhere engaging community and misbehaving as Robin2go.