Greg Hallihan

Principal, Human Insights

Greg’s the principal consultant at Human Insights and has worked in Human Factors and User Experience for over ten years across academia and industry. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Calgary and his MASc in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He’s published in journals including Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics in Design, and The Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, and delivered accredited courses in Human Factors and Usability at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. His passion is working with organizations to provide meaningful insights through strategic research.

My Sessions

F@#$ User Personas

Waterloo Salon 5-6

We will present a case study that details our approach for replacing user personas with user roles for a multi-national SAAS company. We will take the audience on a journey that starts with an executive request for personas, travels through the tribulations of realizing personas suck, and concludes with convincing others to accept a new […]

Entry Level UX Strategy

Learn how to get over personas by swiping right on user roles

Waterloo Salon 5-6

This session walks through the concept of user roles as an alternative to personas as a means to generate and disseminate user insights for product development teams. We will describe the tools and methods used to create a research database organized by user roles, along with examples and short exercises to help attendees think through user […]

Senior Level Tools and Techniques