foundry & hcii


team foundry

Team Foundry hails from many different parts of the world and represents an array of backgrounds in design, technology, and the social sciences.

Anna Turner, Team Lead

Anna Turner

Project Lead

Anna has a bachelor’s degree in economics. She worked as a researcher, brand strategist, and consultant before coming to Carnegie Mellon University. She is interested in studying the nuances of human behavior and perception in order to build meaningful products.

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Anna Turner, Team Lead
Eric Ertmann, Design Lead

Eric Ertmann

Design Lead

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design with an option in Graphic Design. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon he worked as a design intern at Hurley Clothing. Eric is especially interested in both visual and interaction design and is a hobbyist coder.

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Jiaye Xie, Tech Lead

Jiaye Xie

Tech Lead

Jiaye recently graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology, with a six-month software engineering internship at Google. She is excited about building innovative products.

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Jiaye Xie, Tech Lead
Lowell Reade, Reearch Lead

Lowell Reade

Research Lead

Lowell has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and worked for one year as an aerospace engineer before coming to Carnegie Mellon University. He grew up internationally, and is particularly intrigued by cultural differences between countries.

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Melissa Lee, User Experience Lead

Melissa Lee

User Experience Lead

Melissa studied cognitive science at UC Berkeley, and worked as a web developer for two years in a digital agency. She is interested in how human psychology and interaction shape each other.

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Melissa Lee, User Experience Lead


human computer
interaction institute

The Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute is an interdisciplinary community of students and faculty dedicated to research and education in topics related to computer technology in support of human activity and society. The Master’s program is a rigorous 12-month curriculum in which students complete coursework in programming, design, psychology, HCI methods, and electives that allow them to personalize their educational experience. During their second and third semesters, the students participate in a substantial Capstone Project with an industry sponsor.

The Newell-Simon Hall on CMU campus houses the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.


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