About Me

I'm Lynne Venart, and I'm a digital leader that thrives on research and efficiency.

User Experience Research and Design

I have 20 years of design and research experience, working on- and off-site for clients in museums, conservation, publishing, ad agencies, nonprofits, and government.

Currently, I am a Senior User Experience Researcher and Designer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. I conduct user research online and in person, construct information architecture, and design online resources. I frequently collaborate with the Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide to learn what policymakers and researchers need to make informed decisions to prevent mass atrocities, and create online tools to fill these needs. Projects include the Early Warning Project, the online exhibition for Americans and the Holocaust, Experiencing History, and research for the development of educational resources for Ukrainian professors and students in the Holocaust Encyclopedia.

Conservation

In 2014, I partnered with the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Primate Specialist Group to create the Lemur Conservation Network (LCN). LCN unites over 60 conservation organizations working to save lemurs from extinction. This online platform builds collaboration among scientists, local Malagasy communities, and conservation organizations; raises worldwide awareness for lemur conservation; and promotes the World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day. 

Currently pursuing a Masters in Biology from Miami University's Project Dragonfly program, I am interested in ways that audience research and design thinking can help us understand conservation issues and promote conservation action. I have completed field courses in Mexico, Guyana, and Paraguay.

Education

Training and Certifications

  • Master Certification in UX, Nielsen Norman Group, Specialties in Research, Management, and Interaction, 2016-2022. Courses include Ethnographic Research Methods, Discoveries, Usability Testing, UX Workshops, Research Ops, and more.
  • Qualitative Research Methods: Conversational Interviewing, MIT via EdX, 2020
  • Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate, UC San Diego Extension, 2020
  • Project Management for Wildlife Conservation, WildTeam, 2020
  • Google Analytics 101, 201, 301 and Google Tag Manager: Bounteous, 2019
  • Collecting Social Media Data: Sage Campus, 2019

University Education

  • Currently pursuing M.A. in Biology at Miami University's Project Dragonfly Global Field Program (2022 graduation)
  • M.A. in Non-profit Arts Management from George Mason University 
  • B.A. in Advertising and Integrative Arts from Penn State University