Deborah Levinson


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Deborah A. Levinson bridges gaps between the design, engineering, and communications worlds, with over 20 years of experience helping these groups develop well-organized and intuitive sites and applications. Between 2004 and 2015, she was a principal at Nimble Partners, with whom she provided expert UX design and consultation, usability testing, and content assessment to software companies, higher education, and nonprofit institutions. Current and previous work, either on her own or in collaboration with Boston-area designers and developers, includes projects for MIT, Harvard University, Cambridge Associates, Sustainable Minds, and the Forsyth Institute.

Debby brings a wide range of UX expertise to her projects, including application feature and flow design, user research and usability studies, and information architecture development and assessment. Her background in writing gives her particular sensitivity to how content should be organized and presented to communicate clearly and effectively.

Debby is an MIT graduate and the co-author of Build Your First Web App (Sterling, 2017), Visual Usability: Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications(Morgan Kaufmann, 2013), and The MIT Guide to Teaching Web Site Design (MIT Press, 2001).