Mike McDearmon

I'm a product designer and researcher who helps organizations connect with the people they serve, improve products, and deliver long term value.

  • I run research sprints that help both new and established organizations learn fast and launch successful products.
  • A research sprint is an accelerated round of formal product testing, perfect for organizations that don't have embedded researchers and are seeking some of the benefits, including:
  • Deeper understanding of what motivates your target audienceβ€”and tactics for resonating with them.
  • Insight into how your product performs in the wild, where trouble spots are, and how to address them.
  • A more informed perspective from which to plot your next move and set your product up for success.

Experience

  • Ro
  • Director of Product Design | Aug 2021 - Present
  • I lead product design strategy for Ro's platform which powers in-home & virtual patient care as well as medication dispensing & delivery to the patient's door.
  • Hyperscience
  • Director of Product Design | Jul 2020 - Aug 2021
  • Alongside partners in engineering and product leadership, I established a lean and agile design practice that enabled the launch of Hyperscience's AI-powered document processing platform.
  • Pivotal
  • Design Manager | Jun 2015 - Jun 2020
  • I helped clients in healthcare, finance, retail and beyond take products from idea to reality, establishing human centered design teams and sustainable practices along the way.
  • Case, Inc
  • Sr Software Designer | Feb 2012 - May 2015
  • Our team of building industry and software professionals enabled architects, engineers and construction crews to reduce manual toil and collaborate across siloed project phases and disciplines.
  • Forum 8
  • VR Designer | May 2009 - Feb 2012
  • On a team of civil engineers and software developers, I created virtual simulations of transportation, traffic, flooding, and disaster evacuation for city planners and departments of transportation.

Some Personal Projects

  • Stories from Planet Earth
  • An Earth science blog that puts modern climate change into historical perspective.
  • Explore stories
  • Clim8
  • A command line emulator that helps teams quickly test input / response interactions. Enter command clim8 in the demo.
  • Launch demo
  • Geologic Timescale Bookmark
  • A reference tool that helps readers of Earth science material understand and memorize the divisions of geologic time.
  • Shop on Etsy
  • Trailhead: The Wilderness Survival Game
  • A board game about overcoming the extremes of the great outdoors. Kickstarted in 2018 with games shipped to players in 19 countries.
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