SIOBAHN HOTALING - AN INTRODUCTION
Siobahn Hotaling is a user experience design manager, research consultant, and writer based out of New York City. She has over 25 years of experience in the technology world, as well as many years spent managing and leading teams. Siobahn has worked in many different fields and worn many hats: computer programmer, musician, corporate trainer, marketer, events organizer, creative director. In her free time, she is an advocate for equality, tolerance, and human rights.
Siobahn’s current full-time job is in user experience design – combining her technology skills with her knowledge of human behavior. She is deeply passionate about creating smart, intuitive designs using research and best practices.
Siobahn is also passionate about the field of psychology, having completed her master’s degree in psychology from Harvard in May 2020. Siobahn Hotaling hopes to ultimately take what she has learned and move into the field of organizational and personal development, specifically in the realm of diversity and bias training.
Siobahn Hotaling’s final capstone project for her masters degree was to develop a comprehensive program to remove implicit biases in individuals. Intolerance has always been something that has affected her on a personal and ideological level, even as a child. Because of this, Siobahn has become very passionate about building a more tolerant world, helping people understand the nature of bias, and creating tools that will facilitate these changes.
In Siobahn’s own words: “I hope contribute in some small way towards making changes in human interactions on both a personal and global level, through working to develop methods to help people remove their judgments and prejudices and trying to gain a deeper understanding about what causes us to be so cruel to one another. We live in a cultural climate where intolerance is rampant, but it it also one where there is room for activism, discussion, and – I hope – progress.
My intent for this website is merely to share a little bit of myself, my thoughts, and my creations. And if you made it this far, I hope you’ll find something that resonates with you.”