Background & Experience

Who we are

Founded in 1997, Usable Solutions LLC is a professional usability and user research consultancy dedicated to helping its clients create useful and highly usable home and business products, services, and systems.

Based in the greater Boston metro area, Usable Solutions serves the needs of clients throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The Usable Solutions team is highly skilled and trained as Engineering Psychologists (a.k.a. Human Factors Engineers), a discipline focused on designing products for a positive user experience.

Karen S. Seidler, Ph.D. is Founder & Principal of Usable Solutions. She has 20 years of experience as a usability and human factors practitioner – successfully evaluating product & system usability, integrating usability into companies, and providing effective user-centered design solutions for consumer, business, and industrial products. Karen received her doctorate in Engineering Psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Prior to founding Usable Solutions, Karen was responsible for managing usability at Dow Jones Interactive and was Senior Scientist at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.

Before beginning her career in usability, Karen was a wildlife conservation biologist, observing non-human animals in natural & zoological habitats. The skills developed in that arena have provided an additional advantage in observing people at work and play in their natural environments today!

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