User experience research and the principles of user-centered design can be applied at any stage in the product cycle as it suits the particular project and company. Stacey Ashlund blends her background in software engineering with her focus on the user to provide customized user experience consulting services to her clients.
Prior to launching her consulting business, Stacey worked as a usability professional at MyCFO, Infoseek, Lotus, and DEC. She received her B.S. in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, where her research focused on Human-Computer Interaction.