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About the Speaker
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    Quin DeVries
    UX Researcher, Automotive Cybersecurity, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America

    Quin DeVries is exploring the realm where technology and human behavior meet to create engaging user experiences. As a curious researcher, he is eager to tackle the challenges of today and the future.

    His research background includes topics in design thinking and ideation in engineering, managerial accounting and neuropsychology, and social and cognitive behavioral science. Quin has also designed and moderated usability studies to examine existing systems to make recommendations for clients such as SAP and The University of Michigan.

    Currently Quin is interning at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, using market research, survey data, and usability tests with prototypes to understand user’s perceptions of cyber security in the automotive space, modalities of alerts for a cyber-attack on the vehicle, and disconnecting solutions.

    Quin is in his second year of his Master of Information Science with an emphasis in UX Research. His background also includes and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University, and he has experience in stakeholder interviews, qualitative data analysis, and human-centered design.