Demi Boe

Hello!  I am a UX researcher, candle-maker, and Springsteen enthusiast based in Sea-Town.*  

*Shoutout to Sir Mix-a-Lot for giving Seattle the best nickname ever.


My approach to UXR


UX research is all about understanding and bringing together people's needs, feelings, and goals into products.

Impact for me is when research creates an informed and actionable opinion that drives the creation or iteration of a product or service. 

I like working cross-functionally because empathy isn't just for UX practitioners -- it's for everyone involved in creating products for people.  



I have a lot of different experiences. These experiences define what I value, how I work, and what I bring to the table as a UXR. 


Nov 2017 - Present

PitchBook Data
June 2017 - Nov 2017

FCV Interactive (Contract)
April 2017 - May 2017

Research Assistant
Dec 2016 - March 2017

Cloutera (Internship)
Oct 2016 to Dec 2016

Salesforce (Internship)
June 2016 to Aug 2016

Non-UX roles (Education Facilitator, Librarian, Barista, you name it!)
Mar 2013 to June 2016



M.S. Human-Centered Design & Engineering
UW - Seattle - Spring 2017

B.A. History w/ Honors
UW - Seattle - Spring 2013

Skills & Languages

Foundational Research


Desk Research



Participatory Design







Selected Work  

Below are some selected works from both academia and industry. Get a feel for how I think (it's everchanging though!) by browsing through them. 

Contact me for more projects and work.

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Google Maps

I am currently working on Google Maps. Citizens of the world, movement through space, interactions...there's a lot to consider when researching and designing for a digital map.



PitchBook is a database platform that delivers important data, research, and tools for those in the venture capital, private equity, and M&A space. Let's put it this way, a specialized user space!

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Scout (Grad School Capstone)

Safety is an important concern for many. How might we empower people to take control of their own safety? This project explored personal safety through a design futuring lens (*hint: we applied a novel technology to a long-standing problem space).