Kate Gomoll

Kate Gomoll is president and founder of Gomoll Research & Design, Inc.
She started the company in 1993.

Industry Expert
Kate is an expert in the field of user interface design and usability. She is known for her practical, straightforward approach to user research and design. She has a recognized ability to motivate people and teach them to apply user-centered design principles. Through over 30 years of practice, Kate has acquired both depth of knowledge and range of experience — invaluable tools for a leader and mentor.

Public Speaking + Training
Kate speaks regularly at conferences in the U.S. and Europe. She teaches highly-rated workshops on user-centered design, field research methods, web design, and usability testing. She has taught workshops at many venues including UCLA Extension, ACM SIGCHI (Computer-Human Interaction), the Usability Professionals’ Association, UIE’s User Interface Conferences, the Royal College of Art, UW-Milwaukee, and Stanford University. Her guidelines for conducting user studies are published in The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design and the Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines. She is co-author of The Field Study Handbook: A Common Sense Approach for Discovering User Needs, published by User Interface Engineering.

User Research
Kate is well known for her field research expertise. She has managed and conducted user research for many companies, including: Apple, Medtronic, GE Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson Controls, Charles Schwab, MSN TV, Northwestern Mutual, Mark Travel, Sun, and Yahoo!

Online Help Design
Kate has a strong background in online help design. She was a member of the core design team that researched, prototyped, and produced Apple’s Balloon Help System. She also wrote content for the production system and developed user interface guidelines.

Prior Work
Prior to founding Gomoll Research & Design, Kate worked at Apple, Taligent, Oracle, and IBM. Most recently, Kate was the User-Centered Design lead at GE Healthcare, where she trained and mentored product teams in user-centered design methods.

Kate has a Master of Arts degree in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire.