Assistant Teaching Professor
Class of 2013
300 S. Craig Street, Room 208
Auldyn Matthews-McGee is all about building deep human connections through technology and design. Currently, she’s an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, teaching students in interaction and service design classes as well as mentoring students transitioning into industry positions. Previously, she worked in industry for 10 years as a user experience designer and design leader across healthcare and higher education domains. Her past experience includes launching an iOS application for patients to request refunds for procedures, 1000+ page college of medicine responsive website redesign, and redesigning the experience of health insurance. In addition, Auldyn led UX design teams for four years, successfully growing and advocating for design at several companies including Elsevier, the largest medical publishing company and Ellucian, the largest higher-education company.
Auldyn’s design interest focuses on a framework called "experience aesthetics," a list of aesthetics she co-developed to answer the question, “What makes an experience valuable?” based on the Mechanics, Dynamics, and Aesthetics (MDA) Framework from game design. She’s currently co-creating a tool for design practitioners to create aesthetic models that inspire designers across design disciplines.
Auldyn has been apart of and led award-winning product teams, including PatientPass, a smart digital tool integrated into the electronic health record to quickly identify relevant patient education based on a patient’s diagnosis and treatment to send via text or email to patients and family. Most recently, Auldyn established the first User Experience design team in-house at Phreesia, a rapidly growing healthcare tech company, as the Associate Director of User Experience. Auldyn earned her master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and her bachelors’ degrees in math, Spanish, and Psychology from Ohio University.