Linda Wagner is the director of academic programs for the Global Innovation Exchange.
Wagner has more than 20 years of experience in user research and design in a variety of business settings. Prior to her appointment at the UW, Wagner was the director of user experience at Carbon Design Group, where she managed their user research, strategy and design practice. She has also worked as a user research manager at Microsoft, managing worldwide research for the hardware group, and as a consultant to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. From 2013 to 2016 she was the director of UW’s Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program, which she helped create and launch.
Wagner holds a MS in strategic design planning and human-centered design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.