MSU UARC is shutting down effective June 30, 2021. We are no longer taking on new projects.

Sarah J. Swierenga

  • Director, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
  • Professor by Courtesy, Department of Media and Information
Sarah J. Swierenga

Dr. Sarah J. Swierenga is Director of Michigan State University Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Media and Information. She is an industry leader in improving user experience (UX) with websites, web applications, mobile apps, software, and devices, and has the research, policy, and management expertise and experience to help clients improve the usability and accessibility of their products and services. At MSU UARC, Swierenga is responsible for developing and disseminating innovations in theory building, research methodologies, and technologies to enhance usability and accessibility in web and information technology contexts. UARC serves clients from government, industry, and academia, as well as faculty, students, and organizations at MSU, through consulting, collaborative research, publications, and hosting the annual Michigan World Usability Day conference. Swierenga holds a doctorate degree in human factors psychology from the University of South Dakota. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

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