michelle turcotte

employment, education, etc.


ni (national instruments)

september 2013 – present

interaction designer

entry (2013) → staff (2015) → senior (2018)

ux manager

changed roles (2021) → senior (2022)

as an interaction designer, i...

  • crafted workflows for development, debugging, collaboration, and other aspects of the labview nxg graphical programming environment.
  • redesigned veristand hardware-in-the-loop (hil) test engineering software.
  • planned and performed UX research activities from discovery through test.
  • defined design patterns and tenets applied across multiple desktop apps.
  • experimented with new collaboration processes and prototyping tools.

as a ux manager, i...

  • defined team rituals to foster connection and collaboration.
  • hired ux talent and stood up a new technical illustration team in hungary.
  • led a grassroots “tiger team” to secure leadership buy-in for a design system.
  • achieved consistently high employee engagement and engaged manager survey scores (qualtrics) and received internal manager excellence award.

oregon state university ecampus

january 2013 – august 2013

e-learning designer and developer

designed and implemented the learning experiences, interactions, and visuals for online learning modules used in a wide variety of university courses.


master's in human-computer interaction (hci)

iowa state university (virtual)

2017 – 2019

bachelor of science in computer science

oregon state university

2009 – 2013


house framer

habitat for humanity & ni


girls in stem conference presenter



engineering fridays instructor

boys and girls club & osu

2011 – 2012

open source day participant

grace hopper celebration

google crisis response



pen & paper

whiteboards (physical & digital, e.g., mural)

adobe cs (xd, illustrator, photoshop, indesign)



framer (rip)