Francine Gemperle is a designer and researcher with more than 25 years of experience conducting research to inform design, applying a range of research methods to hundreds of projects. She has expertise in gaining insights about people and bringing their needs to the forefront in technology development.
Francine collaborated on the foundational materials that became LUMA Institute; now, in addition to her work with companies from startups to global corporations, she teaches User Experience Research at Carnegie Mellon University. With five patents and more than 15 publications to her credit, Francine has exhibited and lectured about her work at schools and institutions around the world.
She currently works at Uber ATG and lives with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.